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Day 1, Part 6

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present the latest from day one as the first medals of the 2018 games were decided in cross-country skiing and short track speed skating.


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Welcome back to the coverage of the

first full day of competition of the

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Winter Olympics, 2018. The scene in

Pyeongchang, where every venue has

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been lit up. It is sensational, the

crowds that have been at the short

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track and the long track speed

skating, crowds have gathered for

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the ski jumping, we will be showing

you that. Action in the luge, the

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headlines are that the host nation

South

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South Korea have won their first

gold medal, the 1500 metres in the

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men's short speed skating. We have

our guests in the studio, huge

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relief and delight that Elise

Christie is safely through her

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qualification for the 500 metres

speed skating?

We can all breathe a

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sigh of relief! She has dusted off

the cobwebs, smashing her first

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race, she looks really relaxed and

happy.

She set a fast time, an

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Olympic record at the time, she was

overtaken but she will be second

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fastest going into the quarterfinals

on Tuesday.

Yes, in all-important

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lane one, it gives her a clean

start, she can get in front. Leading

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from start to finish.

She told us

how nervous she felt in her

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interview afterwards can sometimes

it's getting going, that's what you

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want to do.

You need that first day,

the first moment on ice done and

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dusted. Then, it's a sigh of relief,

you can concentrate and feel calm.

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You could see it in her face. It was

good to see. Those nerves, that you

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are at the Olympic Games, it plays

on the minds of a dot of athletes.

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This is her third Olympics now, but

when you have been you don't know

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what it is like to be at an

Olympics. The extra nerves playing

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on you, your legs are extra shaky,

you haven't quite got it.

I'm sure

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that having the first day, the first

moment on ice, now she's a happy

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girl.

And it is a normal

competition, you race against the

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same people... But it isn't really!

And she's done such a good job by

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saying she had redemption, she wants

to do this for friends and family

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but that in itself is pressure if

you want to do it for other people.

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Let's give you an idea of the timing

of events over the next few hours

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here on BBC One... We will be

catching up with the action from the

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second

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catching up with the action from the

second run of the men's luge. Then

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the ski jumping. They call it "The

normal hill" but it is big enough!

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Men's snowboarding was happening

earlier on this morning.

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Then, as a unified team, career

taking to the ice against

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Switzerland. -- Korea. That is live

now on the red button, if you would

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like.

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Do the skeleton athletes, Laura Deas

and Lizzy Yarnold, is there anything

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they can learn from watching the

luge, for the skeleton?

Not really,

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it is the same track but you go

round the corners slightly

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differently. Bobsleigh drivers may

try and take a different line, the

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bobsleigh is a lot bigger and

heavier, trying to get those angles.

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To be fair they are probably doing

something completely different in

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the gym. You have to concentrate on

you and your racer, you do the same

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things, having your mealtimes, and

doing your training sessions but you

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need to fit in your sliding times

and training times. You will always

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watch your own sports, training

times they will be looking at

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others, taking videos and looking at

exits and entrances.

Do they look at

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other people's kit. If you see

something...

It is so secretive. You

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have a massive rule book. Exactly

like Formula 1, they are all pretty

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much the same but it is a millimetre

of difference here and there that

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can make them a different speed. The

runners are covered on a training

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day, covered up and then they whip

off the runner covers, and off you

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go. On race day you cannot get

close. It is very secret, nobody is

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allowed to touch the slides when

they are in parc ferme May, it is

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strict as to when you are allowed

near the sled or not.

It's

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strict as to when you are allowed

near the sled or not.

It's the first

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day of the men's kludge. Felix Loch

and Ludwick not far behind the

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leader... David Gleirscher. Let's

pick up with Ron two with John Hunt

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and John Jackson...

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COMMENTATOR: Here is our leader,

David Gleirscher. We were talking

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about his excellent training

routines. His first run beyond his

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wildest dreams. He is leading into

round two. Can he now back it up

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with another flying run? 47.652, his

time to lead after his first run. We

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will hear the word "Consistency" all

through the week. Throughout all of

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the disciplines. Gleirscher has to

prove that he can do it again.

Yes,

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I have mentioned about the

consistency and how exit two and

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exit nine is key, a little early on

to the corner there, coming through

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to seven. As the corner begins to

drop away, this is the key point

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here. That is a great line. He is

going to start pulling away from the

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guy in front. A big mistake. This

isn't about the guy who has gone

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down but staying in front of Felix

Loch and the other guys, as he comes

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up to the finish line.

Around they

come to the line, it seemed

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Gleirscher was smooth. Slower than

the first run. Two tenths of a

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second slower. That opens up the

door for Felix Loch and others.

Yes,

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the track is now harder, it has had

a lot of action where they have been

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scraping the top of the ice off, and

crashing into it. This little

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mistake will not have helped him.

But it wasn't such a bad run. The

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speed is still there in the sled.

Hopefully, as we see, the next

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couple of fast guys come down.

Whether that is the norm, those two

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tenths, whether it has cost him.

And

here, representing the Olympic

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athletes of Russia, Roman Repilov, a

really good first run. Just what we

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were expecting from him, putting him

into fourth place. He needs to

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consolidate that. Can he get closer

to Gleirscher, and apply pressure on

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the great Felix Loch, coming after

him?

Is a great opportunity for for

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this young man to stamp his name in

the Olympic history books. He needs

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a good and consistent run, we have

seen that he is quick in training

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throughout the week. He can put on a

good run here. Going down the track,

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into seven. Coming into the big drop

in Corner eight, exonerating again.

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This is key. Can he stay in the

medals? He will put pressure on the

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leading Austrian. Making his way

down the track, towards the speed

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trap.

This is exciting. He has

closed the gap on Gleirscher but it

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terrible mistake there! Around to

the finish, you lost some ground. I

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felt sure that he would take the

lead. How did it unravel so late?

He

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came out of 15 a little too bar

round, he drove himself into the

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wall. That's all it was. It cost

him. You can see the light turns

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green, meaning he was in front. The

28, 29 hundredths that he is behind

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is because of the tap on the wall.

It has cost him the lead but it

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shows how dangerous this guy is. But

could happen on the last run? Could

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it cost an Olympic gold medal?

Something like that you will not see

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from Felix Loch, I am sure. You can

see the crowd are getting into the

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rhythm of things but here is the

great man himself, Felix Loch.

Yes

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indeed. Bidding for his third

straight gold medal. He has

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Gleirscher and Repilov in his

sights. Let's see, if ever you could

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put your money on someone to

deliver... In the white heat of

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competition. It is this German, he

is still only 28 years old. 20 when

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he won his first gold.

A great

start. You can see those lines are

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smooth. Less than the blink of an

eye in it. He did it on the first

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run. In the bottom right-hand corner

of the screen, the light has gone

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green. He is in front. Pulling away,

that was inch perfect. Could not

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have been any closer to the wall.

Just sliding around on the corners

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on some of those exits but he still

pulls away. It is obviously working

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for him, with that setup that he

has. That mistake had just happened

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from the athlete prior to him. It is

a big margin. Stamping his authority

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on this Olympics.

What a big run, to

come from behind. Now, at the end of

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run two, Felix Loch put himself

nearly two tenths of a second ahead

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of the leader on run one, David

Gleirscher. That is all about

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applying pressure. Two down for

Felix Loch, and the defending

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Olympic champion is in a wonderful

position now.

It is like on the

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first run he said, I'll take it easy

on you guys, you got a chance, lull

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them into that false sense of

security and then open up on the

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second run, show his authority.

You

can hear the American athlete, that

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he is on his way before you see him.

There is a lot of support here for

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Chris Mazdzer. He is fit after his

first run.

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first run.

He will have seen a

couple of the guys putting in fast

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runs. It is whether he is

concentrating on them or on the

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track. At the end of the day you

cannot control what these athletes

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are doing. It is you against the

track. That is what he needs to

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focus on. It is definitely something

with the American sledge. That was

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inch perfect!

Really good, this.

This was the run that he needs to

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put down, to get in contention. He

will potentially put himself into a

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medal position with this run. It is

really close. He is doing really

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well to keep himself in. He inches

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ahead of Fischnaller. Absolutely

superb. Edging into fourth place,

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101,000th of the bronze medal.

Fabulous from the American.

He will

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be delighted. What would he be like

if he misses out on a bronze medal

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by one thousandth of a second. To

miss out on a medal by that much,

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that would be heartbreaking.

And in

context, he was 30th in Vancouver

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and 30th in Sochi. To put himself

now in fourth position, nobody will

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go past him for that. But it is

Rupert Staudinger next, in his first

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run he had a disaster at the very

start. Clap your hands. He taps the

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ice. As if to say, come on, Rupert.

You know that you are better than

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that... I hope he has a really good

run here. Explosive start, then

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relax. That is the idea.

That's a

much better start, getting through

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there clean. Let's see what Rupert

can do, with the lines that we know

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he can drive. A small slide off the

corner there bet it's a much better

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start than he had. It's a more

mature reflection. If he can get

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through and show what he can do. I

spoke earlier about how perhaps they

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chose the wrong run a site but

sometimes these smaller nations,

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they do not have a lot of equipment.

They only have one set of runners

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but it either works in these

conditions or not. He gets a little

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behind the sledge, a little bit...

None of these guys have massive

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amounts of funding like some of the

bigger winter sports. A lot of them

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are self-funded, making it difficult

to compete against the top of the

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world when you are self-funded.

Four

tenths quicker than his first run.

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Better from Rupert Staudinger.

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He will hopefully just regain a bit

of confidence. Hopefully tomorrow

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when he comes back tomorrow for his

third run he will have that start

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sorted out and exit line. So we have

a good run tomorrow and see where

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that leaves them for the final run.

Adam Rosen, 25th after the first run

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which was a shade disappointing but

to recap it did not look untidy by

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any means.

It looks good but it

comes back to the equipment. If you

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only have one set of runners and

that is all you can put on, they

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might not suit these conditions.

Runners are really finicky and

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almost like pliers on the Formula 1

tyre. Certain runners like certain

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conditions. And because these guys

are limited in their funding and

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they have limited support, they just

do not have the ability to buy the

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equipment they need. And again this

is a great run from AJ. But the

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speed is not there and they do not

have the equipment because they do

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not have that support. And you can

see why in the Olympic Games he

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finished 16th, because we have seen

worse than that from the guys in

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front of him but it is just the

equipment. That is Graham Holmes. He

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will be running the luge for the

military.

It looks exactly the same

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kind of run and exactly the same

time from Adam Rosen. Smooth and

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controlled.

Just not especially

quick. I think AJ should be happy

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with today. Maybe not with his

overall time but the way he has

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performed. He can only drive the

equipment he has got. And the drives

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he has put in has been equal to some

of the top guys but he just does not

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have the equipment to be able to be

up there with them.

Good

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have the equipment to be able to be

up there with them.

Good job, mate.

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Good job. John Jackson saying good

job at Felix Loch is the one out in

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front, overtaking Gleirscher. What

did you make of that from Adam

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Rosen?

Very consistent, his times

between the first and second run

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very similar so consistency is calee

and he learning with every single

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one. -- consistency is key. It is

nine, ten and 11, those corners are

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quite wonky so they need the best

exit.

If you get something wrong in

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luge, my word it goes wrong. Let's

take a look at this, the Slovakian

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flying through the air and then

comes crashing down.

It is all the

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angles and a centimetre to the left

or right, you could just clip a

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corner but all the speed and it

lifts you up and then you need to

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try to get back on track as quickly

as you can in the next corners.

Have

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a look, this is horrifying.

He did

really well to get it back under

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control, Ninis. The air and then

trying to get his body position back

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as quickly as possible. That is so

tricky and the race is lost or won

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because of that. You could fracture

a bone. You could do. It would need

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to be a bad angle. Normally you get

a lot of bruising. And you just get

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on with it. When you're learning, we

to cut up a camping mat and stick it

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on the elbows or ankle bones and

hips.

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hips. Then it is aerodynamics, and

you do not want to hit a wall

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without both.

Well I think the

Indian, competing in his last

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Olympics and look at this, going to

see his fans in the crowd and

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they're just going wild. It is quite

a commitment, it is -6 out there.

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Winter sports athletes spend six

months of the year abroad travelling

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around the world. Six months

training in the summer so your whole

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family and friends, they're part of

your journey supporting new year

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after year. And look at that,

they're all part of it and enjoying

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that excitement for him.

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that excitement for him.

Sometimes

you need to remember to enjoy it,

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you're so focused on your

competition and you're just in this

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bubble. And sometimes you can forget

to get in there and enjoy it.

My key

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thing, unless I was relaxed and

enjoying it I never raced well. It

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took me a long time year after year

to realise hang on, why do I not

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perform as well, I had broken track

records in training and never quite

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did it on race day and took a long

time to make me realise that I have

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to enjoy it and be in a happy place

as Elise

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Christie is.

I've chosen to do this

board, I need to enjoy it and then

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the results happen. For most of us

it is how long the competition

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lasts, all day long and now it is

10:35pm in Korea and still has not

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finished, one more gold medal to be

decided today in the ski jumping,

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normal hill.

This is how it works.

Ski jumping

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takes place on either the normal

hill or large hill. Competitors

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typically jump further than the

length of a football pitch at speeds

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of 90 miles an hour. Distance is the

biggest factor in success. But

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points are also awarded for style in

our run, posture, flight and

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landing. Points for distance are

determined by where a jumper land in

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relation to the Cape point which is

the equivalent of a passport in

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goal. If an athlete jumps beyond

that mark they earn extra points. If

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they come up short they lose points.

Each competitor has two jumps which

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are combined in the final standings.

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Back at the ripe old age of 45 is

Kasai.

Talking is through the walls

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there. And they're running late

there and have not yet finished the

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first round. It is the final round

that will decide the medals. But

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let's see the best of what has

already happened with Williams.

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let's see the best of what has

already happened with Williams.

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It is going to be difficult, but the

ten points back and difficult to

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make that up. There is the double

Olympic champion and a reasonable

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distance for Simon Mann. Just happy

to be back. He did not even know if

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he would be retiring. He has had no

results to write home about four

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years. 2011 the last time he had

anything worth writing home about.

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And now he is back and loving it.

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He has come through a lot recently,

Simon Ammann. He has been switching

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the knee that he tries to land on.

And Prevc of Slovenia now.

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And Prevc of Slovenia now. Hoping to

go one better from his Sochi

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performance.

Just waiting for the flag to drop.

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Keeping relentless focus on the

ground ahead of him. The other

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athletes warming up in the

background. And it is the red light.

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Prevc. Maybe a bit out of warm this

season. Just the one World Cup

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bronze but considered to be a big

medal threat by Slovenia.

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medal threat by Slovenia. Bronze on

the large hill, silver on the normal

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hill in Sochi. Only ninth on the

large hill at the World

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Championships last year. It has not

quite gone his way. And this is a

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form sport as I say. Not that easy

even if you have a good long-term

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track record to pull out of the

short-term slump in ski jumping.

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Especially with an event like this.

And particularly when you're dealing

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with these rather annoying little

wind intermissions.

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Looking on the left, Robert

Johannson of Norway. A candidate for

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best facial hair! You would think he

was listening to BBC coverage!

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We await developments. A little

pause for the wind. The jury waiting

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for the wind to be more favourable

before they give the all clear to

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Simon Ammann. Probably running about

30 minutes behind schedule. You

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might be able to hear the inner

venue announcement team encouraging

0:25:510:25:58

the fans to get up on their feet and

downs in order to stay warm. Not the

0:25:580:26:01

worst option.

0:26:010:26:06

-- and dance.

0:26:060:26:11

It was around -8 win the competition

started but I suspect it may have

0:26:110:26:15

dropped down to around -10, -11 by

now. Prevc is going to try again.

0:26:150:26:26

The gate has been lowered a little

bit so you have less speed tacking

0:26:320:26:36

down the in run.

0:26:360:26:47

The distance to be to get where you

want to be. The red light again.

0:26:570:27:10

want to be. The red light again. The

coaches having animated discussions

0:27:100:27:12

between themselves about

0:27:120:27:18

between themselves about this when

condition. More agonising waiting.

0:27:180:27:21

Second-place facial hair contest,

0:27:210:27:29

Richard Freitag.

0:27:400:27:45

Really impressive in qualifying and

that should be enough to get him

0:27:590:28:04

through.

0:28:040:28:13

through. Geiger of Germany.

Now these selenium, 34 years old.

0:28:140:28:26

Ninth place in Sochi in 2014. A

reasonable distance on that. 97

0:28:260:28:36

metres. Damien of Slovenia and now

around 12 athletes still to go in

0:28:360:28:44

this first round. It has been an

on-off event.

0:28:440:28:53

Pulling off the kind of jump you

really want to pull off in an

0:29:160:29:20

Olympic final. A beautiful jump

coming through that green laser that

0:29:200:29:26

shows you the distance to beat, just

about duck Telemark landing and the

0:29:260:29:33

arm up in the air, the coaches

celebrating and that is the

0:29:330:29:37

traditional fist pump from the

Polish coach. And the judges love

0:29:370:29:41

it. One of 31.8.

0:29:410:29:50

it. One of 31.8. Hula going into the

provisional lead. And we're starting

0:29:500:29:54

to see athletes who had no real

right to be contenders in the final

0:29:540:30:00

pulling out some sensational jumps.

We've seen Geiger in this

0:30:000:30:06

first-round pulling out a phenomenal

jumper Germany and he is by no means

0:30:060:30:10

the leading ski jumper in Germany

looking at it on paper. Now down to

0:30:100:30:15

second place because Hula of Poland,

not your leading Polish contender as

0:30:150:30:23

that is Kamil Stoch, he has just

pulled out a phenomenal job. 111

0:30:230:30:28

metres. That really is sensational.

We having this problem with the

0:30:280:30:34

wind.

0:30:340:30:39

The wind conditions are swirling, it

is difficult so the athletes are

0:30:400:30:44

forced to wait at the start gate and

wait for the jury, controlling the

0:30:440:30:48

orange light that you can see in the

corner of your screen, to give them

0:30:480:30:51

the yes or the know. If the light

turns red, then Andreas has to get

0:30:510:30:56

off the gate because the wind

conditions are no good. If the

0:30:560:31:00

orange light goes green, he is good

to go. The coach will drop the flag

0:31:000:31:04

and that will tell him that he can

jump. Normally if you have to wait

0:31:040:31:11

that long, you think that there will

be a red light sooner rather than

0:31:110:31:15

later. There is the red light, so

Andreas Stjernen will shuffle off.

0:31:150:31:21

That's good, she has the chance to

recapture will stop we are in the

0:31:210:31:25

middle of the first two rounds of

this final. This graphic shows the

0:31:250:31:31

Red Arrows, the wind that is

unacceptable to the jury. We had 50

0:31:310:31:37

athletes, of which 30 will qualify

for the second round. The bottom 20,

0:31:370:31:41

we get rid of them after the first

jump. Sorry, we will see you later.

0:31:410:31:48

If we jump again, we take all the

points from the second round which

0:31:480:31:52

you are watching now, add all the

points from that, and it gives you

0:31:520:31:56

an Olympic medallist. Here goes

Andreas Stjernen... 29 years old.

0:31:560:32:01

Qualified in 15th place. Just a

little short of the distance to beat

0:32:010:32:05

line. It brings out a reaction from

Andreas Stjernen. He can see the

0:32:050:32:12

line as well as you. A little short.

104 metres, I think it will be more

0:32:120:32:16

than enough to get him through to

the second round. As I just told

0:32:160:32:21

you, the score in the first round

counts towards the medals. If you

0:32:210:32:25

don't jump as well as you want to,

even if you get through to the

0:32:250:32:29

second round, you may have fatally

hobbled your chances of getting a

0:32:290:32:33

medal. We wait to see what the

judges give to Andreas Stjernen.

0:32:330:32:37

They liked it. The maximum score

from the judges is 20. Discard the

0:32:370:32:43

highest score and the lowest. He is

17 points off Stefan Hula, who we

0:32:430:32:47

just saw from Poland. That's a

relatively big gap to catch up on.

0:32:470:32:54

26-year-old Markus Eisenbichler from

Germany. Third at last year's World

0:32:540:32:59

Championships last year... Not too

bad, a little short of the line. And

0:32:590:33:04

at this point, you are getting to

jumps who should really be pushing

0:33:040:33:10

further each time. This is the top

ten that we are seeing now. The

0:33:100:33:14

reason they are jumping is because

they are best in the world and

0:33:140:33:18

paper. Theoretically every single

person should be pushing the

0:33:180:33:22

envelope a little more. Not the case

here with Markus Eisenbichler. He

0:33:220:33:26

has already said he isn't afraid of

the cold weather. He's used to

0:33:260:33:31

jumping in -25, now it is -10 so no

trouble! That was Markus

0:33:310:33:36

Eisenbichler.

Yes!

He has changed

his mind! The judges are giving him

0:33:360:33:45

a teams, 18.5s. Into second place

provisionally with 121.6 points. It

0:33:450:33:52

gives you an idea of how well Stefan

Hula jumped. Still ten points adrift

0:33:520:33:57

and suddenly, Stefan Hula is an

Olympic gold medal contender. His

0:33:570:34:06

team-mate, Dawid Kubacki, very

impressive in qualifying. Not any

0:34:060:34:09

more, where did that go, he says.

Where was my qualifying form? Not

0:34:090:34:13

there. Two World Cup bronze medals

as an individual, but I don't think

0:34:130:34:18

we will see any more from him. A

surprisingly bad jump. 88 metres...

0:34:180:34:25

Timing off the end run was not

fantastic. His body shape looks OK.

0:34:250:34:31

You can see that he struggles a

little on the landing. Relatively

0:34:310:34:35

clean. It doesn't matter, your star

points count for nothing if you do

0:34:350:34:38

not have the distance. Despondent, I

think. That's how to sum up his

0:34:380:34:44

face. 92 points. In 27th place.

Dawid Kubacki, so impressive in

0:34:440:34:54

qualifying, doesn't even make the

second round. That's how quickly

0:34:540:34:58

things can turn around in this

sport, it's unpredictable and great

0:34:580:35:01

fun. Now, the 26-year-old from

Japan, Junshiro Kobayashi. We've

0:35:010:35:08

already seen his brother, Ryoyu

Kobayashi. Junshiro Kobayashi got

0:35:080:35:16

his first-ever World Cup win this

season. He is in fourth. But now

0:35:160:35:22

well short for the second time in a

row, the athlete coming down and it

0:35:220:35:26

feels like, why didn't I deliver? 93

metres, it isn't good enough. Don't

0:35:260:35:34

look at me, it wasn't my fault! His

younger brother Ryoyu is five years

0:35:340:35:40

younger and he got a distance of 108

metres. If you wonder why the older

0:35:400:35:48

brother looks a little disappointed

right now, it will be because he has

0:35:480:35:52

just managed to jump 50 metres

shorter of his brother five years

0:35:520:35:57

younger. -- 15 metres. That doesn't

feel good! Right now, Junshiro

0:35:570:36:05

Kobayashi isn't going through to the

second round, unless somebody else

0:36:050:36:09

does even worse. And I doubt it's

going to be the defending world

0:36:090:36:14

champion, Stefan Kraft...

0:36:140:36:21

champion, Stefan Kraft... Solid! Not

very spectacular but solid. Steven

0:36:210:36:28

Croft has been inconsistent, --

Stefan Kraft.

0:36:280:36:37

Stefan Kraft. If you add the results

together, in 20th place. Not great

0:36:380:36:41

if you are the defending world

champion. Qualifying fifth on

0:36:410:36:45

Thursday night, essentially his

Olympic debut. That jump may not

0:36:450:36:51

necessarily put him in contention.

103.5 metres isn't too bad, it

0:36:510:36:56

depends on what the judges think.

That is a good-looking landing. He

0:36:560:37:01

is nervously optimistic. But the

judges like it. 18.5s. Into second

0:37:010:37:07

place. It is good, very good. Medal

contention. Still nine points off

0:37:070:37:15

Cooler and that monster jump! I'm

wondering, will anyone catch him? --

0:37:150:37:23

Hula.

0:37:230:37:28

Hula. Robert Johansson and his

moustache onto the starting gate, we

0:37:330:37:36

are in a run of three Norwegians.

Daniel Andre Tande and Johann Andre

0:37:360:37:50

Forfang are also medal contenders.

Let's see how Robert Johansson gets

0:37:500:37:52

on... He looked a little unsettled

in the air... Is coach looks

0:37:520:38:03

reasonably content. I'm not sure he

held his form well enough for the

0:38:030:38:07

judges. That may be a little low.

There were a lot of little

0:38:070:38:14

adjustments going on. Landing isn't

too bad, you want to keep your skis

0:38:140:38:20

just about shoulder width apart.

That is a Telemark landing, where

0:38:200:38:25

you bend your knee and you transfer

your weight from your front foot to

0:38:250:38:31

your back foot. It's an all right

score. It shows the level that the

0:38:310:38:41

athletes are demanding of

themselves, it is going up. Going

0:38:410:38:45

into the competition. It's a

handsome score, very respectable,

0:38:450:38:48

but he knows that he is now 12

points off the lead. It's a big

0:38:480:38:53

distance... And here comes Johann

Andre Forfang... He won the last

0:38:530:38:58

pre-Olympic World Cup, a reasonable

distance there. The issue for this

0:38:580:39:04

man is consistency. If he can put

together two good jumps in a row,

0:39:040:39:10

you will be a contender. It rarely

happens. In the last World Cup, it

0:39:100:39:16

did happen, he beat the Olympic

champion from 2014, Kamil Stoch. We

0:39:160:39:20

will see him in a feud jumps time.

He does have a win under his belt,

0:39:200:39:28

Forfang.

0:39:280:39:33

So, Forfang, 125.9 points, into

second place. Very solid! The first

0:39:400:39:45

time that we have seen someone get

close to Stefan Hula. Of Poland.

0:39:450:39:58

Daniel Andre Tande has been on

antibiotics or this week after an

0:39:580:40:03

infection. It doesn't really make a

difference... A little short.

0:40:030:40:11

difference... A little short. 103.5

metres, a couple of metres off what

0:40:110:40:15

Forfang just did. Equal with the

world champion who we saw moments

0:40:150:40:20

ago. Stefan Kraft. In the final

round I will tell you a story about

0:40:200:40:28

Daniel Andre Tande. He is afraid of

heights! I shall explain... He

0:40:280:40:35

turned 24 last month, and he is the

ski flying world champion, they go

0:40:350:40:39

over hundreds of metres, 200 plus

metres. But right now, he isn't

0:40:390:40:44

flying quite how he would like to.

Starting to feel like the Norwegian

0:40:440:40:51

coach...

0:40:510:40:52

Tenth place, I think Daniel Andre

Tande with his little wave was just

0:40:550:40:59

waving goodbye to a chance of an

Olympic medal tonight. You never

0:40:590:41:02

know. We have seen some of the top

jumpers are not getting what they

0:41:020:41:06

want here. You never know what is

going to happen in the final round.

0:41:060:41:13

Top in qualifying, Andreas Wellinger

surprised himself as much as anyone

0:41:130:41:16

else. He ruined his chances of a

Middle four years ago. He had a bad

0:41:160:41:20

first-round jump. -- a medal. 22

years old. A chance to put that

0:41:200:41:28

right if we get a green light in the

wind... His coach looks down, and he

0:41:280:41:33

gives it the green flag... A solid

take-off... A good distance. Just

0:41:330:41:44

not quite the longest jump that we

have seen. But 104.5, depending on

0:41:440:41:52

the scores from the judges. It is

going to leave Andreas Wellinger

0:41:520:41:57

just about in contention. Here is

that form. Hold it... Do not let it

0:41:570:42:07

waver.

0:42:070:42:17

They have already seen Andreas

Wellinger and Markus Eisenbichler

0:42:250:42:32

looking good for Germany tonight.

And Karl Geiger. And we have another

0:42:320:42:40

German now... Richard Freitag. This

man is their favourite. He has a

0:42:400:42:47

chance of winning. A good

distance...

0:42:470:42:55

distance... 106 metres, that will be

a contender. Still five metres off

0:42:550:43:05

Hula's monster jump earlier on.

There's a good chance of Richard

0:43:050:43:08

Freitag going second year. His final

jump last week was only the 28th

0:43:080:43:13

best, when he has been among the top

three or top for all season. He was

0:43:130:43:18

unsettled by the wind. That cannot

be helpful tonight. It is a real

0:43:180:43:21

struggle. That was good! That looks

like it could put him in contention.

0:43:210:43:31

See how the judges reacted? They

loved it! As soon as you see 19s on

0:43:310:43:36

the board, you know someone will be

a very happy man. Now, the defending

0:43:360:43:47

Olympic champion won the normal cell

and the long hill in 2014,

0:43:470:43:51

qualifying in second place here. --

the normal health. How does he do

0:43:510:43:55

tonight?

0:43:550:44:00

It's a big jump, that's what he has

got extra!

0:44:000:44:07

It's a big jump, that's what he has

got That is up there. The Polish

0:44:070:44:08

fans are loving it. He is bidding to

be the first man to successfully

0:44:080:44:14

defend a normal

0:44:140:44:19

defend a normal hill title. He could

be the first to do the double in

0:44:220:44:25

both games. In 2002 we had Simon

Ammann who did it. Will Kamil Stoch

0:44:250:44:35

be able to do the double? The last

jumper of the night. Let's see where

0:44:350:44:39

he will fit in here... A little off

course down there. But there is the

0:44:390:44:44

fist bump. And 125.9, into second

place. Will Kamil Stoch be able to

0:44:440:44:55

do it? Up there with Forfang of

Norway but they both trail Polish

0:44:550:45:05

Hula by more than five points. It

will be interesting because Hula

0:45:050:45:08

came from nowhere to lead this

Olympic ski jump final after one

0:45:080:45:15

round of two. We knew that he was

having a strong season. We knew that

0:45:150:45:19

he was up to 30th in the world and

right now, look at this. Hula, from

0:45:190:45:25

nowhere, is first!

0:45:250:45:27

We having this problem with the

wind.

0:45:270:45:31

Poland in a very strong position to

win the gold medal. The wind

0:45:310:45:36

obviously causing delays but also

affecting the jumpers in different

0:45:360:45:40

ways. So some of them jumping much

shorter than the qualifying

0:45:400:45:45

distances.

Would that be why? I

think that has an effect. When you

0:45:450:45:51

get into this kind of environment

and you are disrupted, jumpers have

0:45:510:45:56

gone out and come back three or four

times and not been able to junk. You

0:45:560:46:00

need such mental capacity to keep on

top of it. We had a Bulgarian

0:46:000:46:07

contender who really mass debate and

some others did not. And it will be

0:46:070:46:10

telling when it gets even colder

this evening who is able to master

0:46:100:46:14

that on this final jump when it is

all one thing.

It is 11 o'clock

0:46:140:46:19

there now and how cold is it?

According to the temperature gauge I

0:46:190:46:23

have here it is minus ten. I think

that is on the side!

Looking at more

0:46:230:46:31

like minus 13. Absolutely. Just

seeing some of the highlights. How

0:46:310:46:37

long before they start the final

round?

Theoretically in around half

0:46:370:46:42

an hour, 40 minutes time. It is

scheduled for half an hour ago so

0:46:420:46:48

you tell me. I think they will try

to turn it around as quickly as they

0:46:480:46:54

can and hopefully we will all be

home for midnight!

I doubt it very

0:46:540:46:58

much! So do I! How many of those

that we have just seen God they go

0:46:580:47:08

in reverse order?

Yes so you have 30

going in the final and it will take

0:47:080:47:12

at least 45 minutes.

0:47:120:47:18

at least 45 minutes.

We will

definitely see Kasai compete in his

0:47:180:47:27

eight Olympic Games. All very

exciting out there. We will be back

0:47:270:47:32

their lives and that will be the

final medals of the day to be

0:47:320:47:40

decided. In the ski jumping. But

first we have this guide to the

0:47:400:47:45

region that hosts these Winter

Olympics.

0:47:450:47:54

Hello and welcome to Pyeongchang. As

the locals would say...

0:47:550:48:04

Home to the 2018 Winter Olympic

Games. And first to be held here in

0:48:040:48:11

South Korea. We're roughly 200

kilometres east of the capital city

0:48:110:48:16

of Seoul and spread across four

locations where will we will have

0:48:160:48:20

plenty of drama and thrills and

spills. And excitement. All that

0:48:200:48:25

over the next two weeks. In

Pyeongchang so far the majority of

0:48:250:48:33

recorded temperatures have been -10

degrees or lower.

0:48:330:48:40

So we looked to be on course for the

coldest Winter Olympics to date.

0:48:420:48:48

South Korea is one of the world's

leading providers of technology and

0:48:480:48:52

that is being embraced here at the

Winter Olympics. I am ready.

0:48:520:48:58

Actually I'm not, it is a little bit

scary. Nice to meet you. Out of the

0:48:580:49:05

gate and what a start.

Tell me a joke!

0:49:050:49:16

Tell me a joke! There is also the

chance to be a pilot in the

0:49:160:49:19

dangerous world of bobsleigh. But

don't worry because I have got my

0:49:190:49:24

lucky egg. That was insane! The food

in South Korea is superb. Chicken

0:49:240:49:34

Rahman and of course kimchee which

is fermented cabbage. Everything you

0:49:340:49:45

need before you head out for a good

time. Or you could find yourself

0:49:450:49:49

here singing along to some of your

favourite kapok.

0:49:490:50:04

# Gangnam Style.

0:50:060:50:11

Pyeongchang also has some incredible

temples like this Buddhist temple

0:50:130:50:18

here. A national treasure which is a

beautiful example of Korean

0:50:180:50:24

architecture which celebrates the

rich history and culture and

0:50:240:50:26

religion of the country.

Over the course of the next couple

0:50:260:50:35

of weeks the most amount of medals

ever will be handed out inside the

0:50:350:50:39

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. It

promises to be absolutely

0:50:390:50:44

spectacular. Strap yourself in, this

is Pyeongchang 2018.

0:50:440:50:50

Brilliant stuff from Tim. Just sorry

I did not manage to have a go at the

0:50:500:50:56

karaoke. Now the first medals were

awarded in Skiathlon in the early

0:50:560:51:01

hours of the morning and the field

included Marat pure organ of Norway.

0:51:010:51:06

Athlete.

0:51:060:51:12

-- Marit Bjoergen.

0:51:260:51:29

-- Marit Bjoergen.

0:51:290:51:33

Plenty of women still in touch. Want

to deny Marit Bjoergen this golden

0:51:330:51:37

opportunity.

0:51:370:51:44

opportunity.

Still at least seven

people who have the pedigree to take

0:51:440:51:48

these last few kilometres and make

it their own. But they're all up

0:51:480:51:53

against someone in Marit Bjoergen

who has done it time and time again.

0:51:530:51:58

The last two Olympics Skiathlon is

she has fended off everyone. And it

0:51:580:52:02

must play on their minds now of the

rest of the pack. What would Marit

0:52:020:52:08

Bjoergen do, what should I be doing

now.

Absolutely and I think she will

0:52:080:52:12

be hard to beat if it comes down to

the final sprint. To me she looks

0:52:120:52:17

very comfortable. I think she still

has something in the tank. She will

0:52:170:52:21

be feeling confident going into that

last lap on the course.

Heidi Weng

0:52:210:52:29

just hanging on to the leading

group.

0:52:290:52:39

group. Diggins in there as well.

Heidi Weng just on the back of that

0:52:400:52:45

group. Then a five second gap to the

leader of the second group. Just

0:52:450:52:56

about to get very interesting here.

Marit Bjoergen has not had this race

0:52:560:53:01

all to herself and there are women

here who genuinely can put under

0:53:010:53:07

pressure in the closing stages. But

how brave are they willing to be and

0:53:070:53:11

how much will they have to push on

that really steep hill coming into

0:53:110:53:15

the stadium at the end of this loop.

Ever Anderson, what a story that

0:53:150:53:21

would be for Sweden. Impossible to

overstate the rivalry between Sweden

0:53:210:53:26

and Norway in this sport. Everyone

clear the decks, sit down and watch

0:53:260:53:33

this.

0:53:330:53:38

this. Christine Calor coming ahead,

and Sweden would love to take this

0:53:400:53:43

opening run.

0:53:430:53:51

opening run. -- Charlotte Kalla.

Marit Bjoergen in third place, right

0:53:510:54:03

alongside Parmakoski. Parmakoski

just behind. And this is a really

0:54:030:54:11

bold move from Charlotte Kalla. We

know she has the class to become a

0:54:110:54:18

Winter Olympic champion because she

already is one in ten K. Can she do

0:54:180:54:22

it here today?

This is a big move

from Charlotte Kalla. For me Marit

0:54:220:54:28

Bjoergen played it badly. And that

cost her some valuable seconds. This

0:54:280:54:36

is a big move from Charlotte Kalla.

That is a gap and look at this hill

0:54:360:54:42

as well. Charlotte Kalla the Swedish

fans have been saying that this is

0:54:420:54:49

third time. If she is going to win

this Olympic gold medal it has to be

0:54:490:54:53

today but all of the conditions are

in her favour. The snow underfoot in

0:54:530:54:58

terms of what conditions are like,

it all plays into what she likes. No

0:54:580:55:03

real dominant force this season.

Charlotte Kalla, now a sizeable gap.

0:55:030:55:08

And not long left to go at all.

Marit Bjoergen will have to do

0:55:080:55:13

something special. Four seconds

could mean an awful lot here and I

0:55:130:55:18

think that is really big what she

has just done.

Charlotte Kalla has

0:55:180:55:24

taken it to the Iron Lady. Remember

Marit Bjoergen can still make

0:55:240:55:28

history. That is the Austrian, a

really classy performer. But

0:55:280:55:38

Charlotte Kalla has raced smart and

she has got this raised at the

0:55:380:55:41

moment. The Swedish bands in the

stadium getting ready to be very

0:55:410:55:48

excited because it is not just

Charlotte Kalla, but ever Anderson

0:55:480:55:55

also still in the mix. So the

momentum at the moment is with the

0:55:550:56:00

suite. Only one Norwegian in the top

three. And there is Marit Bjoergen.

0:56:000:56:10

Anderson right behind her.

Look at

this hill as they climb, if

0:56:100:56:18

Charlotte Kalla does this, people

already love her personality in

0:56:180:56:23

Sweden, she's a emotional and she

says what she thinks, someone people

0:56:230:56:27

really want to in terms of the way

that she reacts. And not only

0:56:270:56:32

potentially going to win the gold

medal but will also become the first

0:56:320:56:34

Swedish woman to become a three

times Olympic gold medallist in

0:56:340:56:40

cross-country skiing. She would put

herself even further out there as a

0:56:400:56:44

national hero if she can take the

gold medal.

Really working hard

0:56:440:56:48

going up this hill. Last time some

tactics still played to take it easy

0:56:480:56:55

but now this is 100% all out and put

everything on the line. And Marit

0:56:550:57:00

Bjoergen not giving up yet. She will

not give up until the end.

If she

0:57:000:57:08

makes up this gap and wins the gold

medal it surely would confirm Marit

0:57:080:57:13

Bjoergen is the greatest female

cross-country skier of all time.

It

0:57:130:57:18

would be pretty special. Charlotte

Kalla is no slouch so that would be

0:57:180:57:21

incredible. But she is incredibly

competitive, Marit Bjoergen and I

0:57:210:57:26

know that she just will not give up.

She still believes that she can do

0:57:260:57:29

it.

This is getting tight for second

and third. We know the class of

0:57:290:57:36

Marit Bjoergen but Anderson of

Sweden is

0:57:360:57:48

Sweden is there and with a gap as it

is unless there is an absolutely

0:57:480:57:51

huge move up that brutal hill coming

into the stadium from Marit

0:57:510:57:58

Bjoergen, this looks very much as

though it could be a winning lead.

0:57:580:58:02

37 years of age, Marit Bjoergen,

Father Time marches on. She has the

0:58:020:58:08

class to close the gap but she needs

to do something right now. Charlotte

0:58:080:58:14

Kalla will be hurting, she was brave

and bold, she will be starting to

0:58:140:58:18

feel this and Marit Bjoergen may

come under pressure from the Finnish

0:58:180:58:23

athlete who pushed so close to the

world title last year. There is

0:58:230:58:28

Marit Bjoergen, number eight.

Anderson now in fourth place. Marit

0:58:280:58:39

Bjoergen needs to find something.

She could still produce history. Any

0:58:390:58:44

medal would make the greatest on her

own of all time. And you mentioned

0:58:440:58:48

the history were Charlotte Kalla, if

she wins a medal here she will be up

0:58:480:58:55

there with the Alpine skier as the

greatest Swedish individual

0:58:550:59:00

medallist with six Winter Olympic

medals. That is the gap. Surely this

0:59:000:59:05

is too much even for Marit Bjoergen.

Even for Marit Bjoergen, I think she

0:59:050:59:11

might have let it go too much, too

little and too late from there.

0:59:110:59:17

Phenomenal skiing from the ladies

behind but I think Charlotte Kalla

0:59:170:59:20

has skied the perfect race today.

And Marit Bjoergen absolutely not

0:59:200:59:24

having it her own way Parmakoski

still hopped on heels. And maybe she

0:59:240:59:32

does not have that finishing spirit

in her. Parmakoski definitely

0:59:320:59:37

working hard to stay on tail.

And

Parmakoski, it shows that she is

0:59:370:59:42

finding it easy enough to stay in

contention with Marit Bjoergen. If

0:59:420:59:47

had something, Parmakoski would not

be able to stay as close as she is.

0:59:470:59:55

Charlotte Kalla has raced superbly.

Marit Bjoergen now has a little gap

0:59:550:59:59

over Parmakoski. This will be a

sweet moment for Charlotte Kalla.

0:59:591:00:11

The grimmest turns to a smile, she

will secure the first gold of the

1:00:111:00:16

2018 Winter Olympics here in

Pyeongchang. A big effort from

1:00:161:00:23

Parmakoski trying to close down

Marit Bjorgen. There will be history

1:00:231:00:27

for the Norwegian today but not in

the position to which she has grown

1:00:271:00:33

accustomed. Charlotte Kalla,

Sweden's Golden girl, has delivered

1:00:331:00:35

perhaps the performance of her life.

So bold, so brave and it is she who

1:00:351:00:42

becomes the skiathlon Winter Olympic

champion. History is secured for

1:00:421:00:47

Marit Bjorgen. She is right to

celebrate her silver medal. It makes

1:00:471:00:52

her the most decorated female Winter

Olympian in history and

1:00:521:01:03

Olympian in history and she has

other chances for gold. Parmakoski

1:01:031:01:05

did her very best to put the

Norwegian and the Swede and

1:01:051:01:07

depression. She completes the podium

after silver this year. -- last

1:01:071:01:11

year, bronze now. Sweden's Charlotte

Kalla, what a race and what a

1:01:111:01:18

performance! STUDIO: Rob Walker

describing the action there along

1:01:181:01:22

performance! STUDIO: Rob Walker

describing the action there along

1:01:221:01:23

with Rob Williams and Posy Musgrave.

Holly Ward be commentating on the

1:01:231:01:28

final round in the ski jumping.

Day

one will go into Day two,

1:01:281:01:36

remarkably.

Amazing! He won't get a

day off...

Neither should he! Get

1:01:361:01:41

him out there! It was tougher in the

old days. And to prove is mildly

1:01:411:01:46

chilly here in Salford, but we want

to assure everyone that we are not

1:01:461:01:51

wimping out of getting cold just

because we are here, we've done our

1:01:511:01:57

time, when it comes to your nostrils

freezing up, we'd been there! I

1:01:571:02:03

remember going back 24 years. I

brought the souvenirs to prove it!

1:02:031:02:09

At the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics,

the coldest game is on record, ever.

1:02:091:02:13

It was about -6 in the opening

ceremony in Pyeongchang and in

1:02:131:02:18

Lillehammer it was -12 and going

down... That was all they gave us!

1:02:181:02:24

New heated seats? No blankets...

And

it was before microfibre stuff!

1:02:241:02:32

Steady!

Polystyrene, not given a

blanket but a nice plastic to blend

1:02:321:02:39

into the background. This one came

from to ring. The one from Lily

1:02:391:02:43

hammer they had to chip off me with

a chisel by the end of it! -- Turin.

1:02:431:02:51

Part of me was forever numbed. Those

were the best games for me that

1:02:511:02:55

after a brilliant start, I think we

will have an equally fantastic

1:02:551:03:02

Winter Olympics, and with the cold.

It'd be good to see the action

1:03:021:03:07

continue.

Yes, it's time to go back

to the ski jumping. The first of the

1:03:071:03:12

jumping medals is about to be

decided. Kamil Stoch going for the

1:03:121:03:17

double 22 rival Simon Mann who did

it a couple of times but it is a

1:03:171:03:22

Polish competitor -- Simon Ammann.

Let's go back to Ollie Williams for

1:03:221:03:33

the second of the jumps...

1:03:331:03:37

Let's go back to Ollie Williams for

the second of the jumps...

1:03:371:03:38

COMMENTATOR: Hazel, thank you.

I can find some people here who

1:03:381:03:41

would take advantage of heated

seats, if you can provide! Welcome

1:03:411:03:45

back. It is the final round, four

jumpers in, 30 made it through from

1:03:451:03:49

the first round. Every point they

score now, it is added to their

1:03:491:03:56

points from the first round. That is

how we get a total. The gentleman

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you are watching right now, he is

for Slovenia and it is Jernej

1:03:591:04:08

Damjan, 101 points in the first

round. Let me give you some context

1:04:081:04:16

for Hula, the leader. It will take

something relatively spectacular to

1:04:161:04:23

see Jernej Damjan be a contender at

the end here. Hula got 108. He will

1:04:231:04:28

turn that frown upside down. He is

not sure. Now in second place. He

1:04:281:04:36

won't be a contender coming into

this but he got through to the

1:04:361:04:39

final. We are going in reverse

order... The competitors with the

1:04:391:04:45

lowest qualifying scores from the

first round are going first...

1:04:451:04:49

Meaning we build up to the grand

finale of this fascinating Polish

1:04:491:04:54

duel. Between the defending Olympic

champion Kamil Stoch and out of

1:04:541:05:03

nowhere, Stefan Hula. Now, from the

Czech Republic, it is Roman

1:05:031:05:10

Koudelka. The coach not massively

thrilled, he has come straight off

1:05:101:05:14

the rostrum. 103 metres in the first

round, to get through to the second

1:05:141:05:19

round, that would have been good

enough but now we are attempting to

1:05:191:05:22

win medals. Look at that, tongue

out, working at the jump. 103 metres

1:05:221:05:29

is probably not good. Two factors to

the scoring of the ski jump. First

1:05:291:05:36

is the distance... You can see the

green line, the laser light crossing

1:05:361:05:40

the landing area. You can see that,

it isn't CGI, it is inside of the

1:05:401:05:46

arena. If you beat the green light,

you are essentially beating the

1:05:461:05:50

first-place athlete. Otherwise, you

are not. Then there is the point

1:05:501:05:57

where you can see there is a red

marking. If you advance beyond it,

1:05:571:06:01

you get more points for your

distance and if you do not make it,

1:06:011:06:05

you don't get as many. Simple as

that. The second half of scoring is

1:06:051:06:11

your style. You need to look good in

the area with a bold jump. Hold your

1:06:111:06:15

form and land property. Telemark

landing, I will point that out to

1:06:151:06:21

you now. This is Jonathan Learoyd,

competing for France but he has

1:06:211:06:28

British parents. The closest thing

to a British competitor here. A

1:06:281:06:31

solid long jump, the coaches love

it! As does Jonathan Learoyd, only

1:06:311:06:38

17 years old. Can you believe it? In

the final of the Olympic ski jump at

1:06:381:06:42

the age of 17. The jump distance was

very strong. By his standards, that

1:06:421:06:50

is good. Only a young teenager who

doesn't come from a country with

1:06:501:06:58

much ski jump heritage. He allows

himself a little smile, at the

1:06:581:07:05

bottom.

1:07:051:07:11

bottom. The judges liked it. 103.8

points, putting him in third place

1:07:111:07:15

for now. We still have 24 people

left to go. Now, with a bronze and

1:07:151:07:27

silver in Sochi, we have Peter

Prevc... What a jump! He brings out

1:07:271:07:36

the big guns when he needs to. 113

metres. That's as far as anybody has

1:07:361:07:43

jumped this week on this hill. A

fantastic distance! Watch the form

1:07:431:07:48

and see how still he remains all the

way down... Leaning forwards and

1:07:481:07:56

blazing through the green line. That

is exceptionally strong, that is

1:07:561:08:07

what Sweden know he is capable of.

Look at those scores from the

1:08:071:08:14

judges. Absolutely phenomenal! He is

one of the only ski jumpers to ever

1:08:141:08:17

get perfect 20s. Like perfect

temperament in gymnastics, it is

1:08:171:08:23

very rare. He is one of five or six.

-- a perfect ten in gymnastics. We

1:08:231:08:35

are going to wait for the Bulgarian,

Vladimir Zografski, he waited for

1:08:351:08:42

ten minutes in the first round due

to a wind stoppage. If you get

1:08:421:08:47

crosswinds on the course, if they

are not fair, the jury shuts down

1:08:471:08:52

the hill for a while. Vladimir

Zografski is waiting at the side of

1:08:521:08:57

the gate. You can see that bar

across the front there. If it turns

1:08:571:09:03

to green, Zografski will shuffle

across and go down but he cannot do

1:09:031:09:06

that until the jury say yes, they've

done that now. The light behind goes

1:09:061:09:11

red to orange. When it goes Green,

Zografski will be given the OK. It

1:09:111:09:16

has to be said, after sitting there

for ten minutes in the first round,

1:09:161:09:21

having to compose himself again and

again, he delivers a brilliant jump.

1:09:211:09:26

What will get this time? 106.8

points on the first time around. A

1:09:261:09:34

great distance again.

1:09:341:09:44

Almost up there with Peter Prevc.

His dad was a ski jumper in the 1982

1:09:461:09:53

Olympics. That is a really strong

score. That angle, leaning so far

1:09:531:09:58

forward. Keep your skis in the shape

of a V, they are your wings. They

1:09:581:10:04

give you the live. The Telemark

landing. And you're back leg. If you

1:10:041:10:08

hold it, the judges are looking for

it.

1:10:081:10:17

it. Solid judging. A great Olympics

for Zografski so far.

1:10:171:10:27

for Zografski so far. So, eight

competitors so far.

1:10:271:10:33

competitors so far. Peter Prevc

leading. You never know, as much as

1:10:331:10:37

this is about these competitors in

their second rounds, trying to

1:10:371:10:40

deliver huge scores, if it goes

wrong, suddenly you can be at the

1:10:401:10:47

back. With 234 points, Peter Prevc

comedy never know, it might be

1:10:471:10:51

enough for something?

1:10:511:10:56

enough for something? The

28-year-old from Austria, twice a

1:10:571:11:00

world silver medallist in this

event... If you remember Marcus

1:11:001:11:05

Platt, who

1:11:051:11:12

Platt, who competed -- who competed

in the louche, he is his uncle. It's

1:11:121:11:18

an impressive Olympic heritage for

Gregor Schlierenzauer. A six time

1:11:181:11:22

Olympic uncle. This is his third

family... Into the air. Just about

1:11:221:11:33

at the point, the construction

point, the construction point. If

1:11:331:11:42

you go at above, you get more

points, if you don't, you get fewer.

1:11:421:11:47

He is 1.5 metres over the Cape point

for the hill, which is 98 metres. He

1:11:471:11:55

gets a small bonus on his score.

Then you at the judges points, and a

1:11:551:12:00

wind compensation score, and a gate

compensation score for that to

1:12:001:12:04

ensure everyone is happy. Then we

come up with the score you see

1:12:041:12:09

appearing before your eyes. So,

scoring 103.6.

1:12:091:12:18

scoring 103.6. -12.9 means that

there was a tailwind behind. If you

1:12:181:12:20

get a boost from the wind, you get

points taken off due to level it

1:12:201:12:23

out. Where you see that for the

wind, that means you essentially got

1:12:231:12:27

12.9 points worth of wind benefit.

And we are taking them back,

1:12:271:12:33

otherwise it is unfair. Similarly,

jumping into a headwind, we will

1:12:331:12:37

give you extra points because you

had to work harder. It's all about

1:12:371:12:42

ski jump levelling the playing field

and acknowledging the wind is never

1:12:421:12:48

the same for two competitors. Tailed

off a little bit the last couple of

1:12:481:12:58

years, he has come really close to

the podium before. And what about

1:12:581:13:04

tonight?

1:13:041:13:12

He isn't going to do it. That's the

answer. Now we have the green light,

1:13:121:13:15

there are some big jumps in this

round. If you are not hitting the

1:13:151:13:20

green line, we can count you out.

103 metres for Michael Hayboeck,

1:13:201:13:28

it's unlikely to do much. To be

competitive here and go above Peter

1:13:281:13:35

Prevc, he would need 125 points or

so, which is probably unlikely! The

1:13:351:13:45

Telemark landing, hold it until you

get past what is essentially a fall

1:13:451:13:49

line. The judges liked it. Only gets

110.5 points. It doesn't matter how

1:13:491:13:57

much the judges like your jump, if

it did not go far, you've got to do

1:13:571:14:01

both. These are the standings so

far... Slovenians will be reassured

1:14:011:14:08

about that. They were worried that

Peter Prevc wasn't really going to

1:14:081:14:12

perform. Michael Hayboeck in third,

who we just saw.

1:14:121:14:22

who we just saw. He has special

bindings, see if you can see those

1:14:241:14:26

little hooks holding the skis and

boots together, as you go down,

1:14:261:14:31

making sure that they don't

separate. There are a few safety

1:14:311:14:36

mechanisms in place, ensuring you

never end up away from your skis.

1:14:361:14:39

Look at that from Prevc! He is on

the left there.

1:14:391:14:53

You might just be able to make out

this helmet and that is a lion or a

1:15:001:15:07

tiger painting on top of his helmet

because his last name, Kot, it means

1:15:071:15:15

cat in Poland. So this is Kot for

Poland. To Polish athletes and this

1:15:151:15:23

is another guy who really can

compete. He has watched his

1:15:231:15:28

team-mates Kamil Stoch and Stefan

Hula putting themselves in great

1:15:281:15:32

medal positions.

1:15:321:15:39

medal positions. But he could do it.

He's from a dynasty of Polish

1:15:391:15:46

jumping that has been so much fun to

watch over the last 20 years. He

1:15:461:15:51

also will have to wait because this

is the wind delay we have been

1:15:511:15:56

talking about. If wind conditions

are not right you shuffle back off

1:15:561:16:01

the gate and someone gives you that

Patching blanket. -- fetching. Maybe

1:16:011:16:11

you should be allowed to have a

cape. So essentially he's being

1:16:111:16:15

smuggled until such time as the wind

conditions change. Meanwhile Peter

1:16:151:16:20

Prevc getting to sit in the hot

seat. The actual warmth of that hot

1:16:201:16:28

seat to be determined! And he will

remain there until such time as

1:16:281:16:33

someone out jumps him.

1:16:331:16:39

someone out jumps him. Now Kot

coming back out of the blanket. Have

1:16:391:16:43

the conditions changed? He was part

of the Polish team that took gold at

1:16:431:16:48

the World Championships last year.

So we have Kamil Stoch the defending

1:16:481:16:57

Olympic China -- champion, Stefan

Hula, and now Kot and when you put

1:16:571:17:01

them in one team right now they're

looking like a pretty unstoppable

1:17:011:17:07

force. There is a team event at this

Olympics and you would be wise at

1:17:071:17:12

this point to back Poland. Now will

the wind let him jump this time? Now

1:17:121:17:20

is the answer to that. This is the

frustration of ski jumping. You wait

1:17:201:17:26

and wait but the wind will not let

you go. When it turns red on the

1:17:261:17:31

graphic that means that the wind is

not acceptable for jumping. Not only

1:17:311:17:36

wind speed but the cross wind as

well. Crosswind obviously not safe

1:17:361:17:43

because you need to make sure your

competitors stay within the bounds

1:17:431:17:47

of the course. But equally I know

from the camera angles you see that

1:17:471:17:54

ski jumping looks jaw-dropping in

terms of how high up the athletes

1:17:541:17:57

are but if you were to be there

underneath, there are about ten, 15

1:17:571:18:03

feet off the ground at all times but

never really more like that. You're

1:18:031:18:07

relatively close to the ground all

the time. And these lines are little

1:18:071:18:12

sprigs of pine and they are put in

mind so that you have depth

1:18:121:18:18

perception. You could look at those

lines and that lets them know how

1:18:181:18:23

far off the ground they are.

Otherwise if you look at a bright

1:18:231:18:29

white surface on its own it could be

really difficult to actually know

1:18:291:18:34

whether you are a couple of feet or

ten feet above the ground. So that

1:18:341:18:39

is how the ski jumpers know how

close they are to landing, they use

1:18:391:18:43

these little lines of pines. So

we're waiting for the wind. Kot

1:18:431:18:56

waiting for the wind and all those

behind as well. Right the way

1:18:561:19:04

through to Kamil Stoch and Stefan

Hula as well. There is a waiting

1:19:041:19:11

room, these guys are in there. And

you just have to sit there and bide

1:19:111:19:15

your time. It becomes a mental

challenge even more so than it

1:19:151:19:21

already is. Because you need to

retain your focus. Great for him

1:19:211:19:26

because he has already jumped. Peter

Prevc can afford to spend as long as

1:19:261:19:33

he likes hanging around in hot seat

because his work is done. But all

1:19:331:19:37

these guys out there ready to jump,

they have to wait for however long.

1:19:371:19:47

Making these movements to keep warm.

Anything that you can do to keep

1:19:471:19:54

warm. Even if it just means

adjusting those bindings are little

1:19:541:20:01

bit. And these are the coaches and

they have nothing to do except to

1:20:011:20:06

wait and waive those flags when they

want their athlete to jump.

1:20:061:20:10

Otherwise they stand in the cold and

watch for years of their work fly

1:20:101:20:16

past them and hope it works out.

1:20:161:20:26

past them and hope it works out. So

Kot, will the cats be let out of the

1:20:271:20:28

bag? Time ticking away,

expressionless. Athletes still

1:20:281:20:37

warming up in the background. The

coach waiting with the flag. As soon

1:20:371:20:40

as he drops that, Kot gets to go and

there it goes. At last Kot gets to

1:20:401:20:48

go. Straight in the Lakes, locking

the ankles. And the distance a

1:20:481:20:58

little underwhelming after all of

that. The Polish coach did not

1:20:581:21:05

deliver that fist pump. Practically

the first time I've seen that. So

1:21:051:21:10

once again in slow motion, the

timing so critical. Holding that

1:21:101:21:18

form. Telemark landing. A good

landing as well. The judges liked

1:21:181:21:27

it. Good enough for fourth place

right now. And we move on.

1:21:271:21:45

Ito from Japan.

1:21:491:21:55

Waiting for the green light. Another

wind delay. The gentleman at the

1:22:001:22:08

front leading the way in keeping

warm! And Ito has nothing much more

1:22:081:22:14

to do than just to keep moving,

trying to keep warm and waiting for

1:22:141:22:18

the wind delay to be over. This

entire event has been affected this

1:22:181:22:24

evening. Nothing like this on

Thursday, very different wind

1:22:241:22:27

conditions. And now at least -12 out

there. So small wonder the

1:22:271:22:35

competitors behind his right

shoulder are jumping up and down.

1:22:351:22:39

Here goes Ito.

1:22:391:22:46

Here goes Ito. Just leaning to the

right little bit at the end. A

1:22:461:22:50

little bit short distance. I think

he will be happy enough with that.

1:22:501:22:54

102 metres. Not challenging for a

medal but probably what you would

1:22:541:23:03

have expected from Ito. He only came

back from a shoulder dislocation a

1:23:031:23:08

short time ago. That happened in

November. One of many ski jumpers

1:23:081:23:14

with an injury story to tell. Just

had to lean into the landing a

1:23:141:23:18

little bit. Into fifth place.

Now next up

1:23:181:23:40

will be McKenzie Boyd-Clowes. Coming

from a country with virtually no ski

1:23:541:24:02

jump heritage, Canada. This sport is

about the Scandinavians, the Eastern

1:24:021:24:06

Europeans and occasionally Japan.

That is where you get most of the

1:24:061:24:12

medallists from but Canada and the

US are starting to produce athletes

1:24:121:24:16

that can deliver on the Olympic

stage and that is really exciting

1:24:161:24:20

for ski jumping. Now you have much

more genuine conversation. And this

1:24:201:24:25

week McKenzie Boyd-Clowes has looked

fantastic. They train together,

1:24:251:24:32

Canada and the US, forming what they

call unofficially team US and

1:24:321:24:41

Canada. It seems to be paying off.

Those red arrows again holding us

1:24:411:24:49

up. The jury must be satisfied that

it will turn blue and stay blue

1:24:491:24:54

portly sometime. The coaches on the

left trying to stay warm, shifting

1:24:541:24:59

their feet. Peter Prevc hanging on

to see if someone can touch that

1:24:591:25:07

score.

1:25:071:25:15

score. Now McKenzie Boyd-Clowes

getting the green light.

1:25:161:25:21

getting the green light. Not quite

as good as his last job. I think

1:25:221:25:29

that illustrates it was not quite so

good. 98.5 metres. Disappointing for

1:25:291:25:34

McKenzie Boyd-Clowes. He had a

really good first-round jump. This

1:25:341:25:40

time around could not quite deliver

on it.

1:25:401:25:47

And he will have two be content with

being out of the medals but he is

1:25:471:25:51

going to finish I would suggest

about 20, 30 places higher in the

1:25:511:25:57

standings and I think most people

would have put him. Probably

1:25:571:26:03

finishing around 20th overall. That

is a solid effort.

1:26:031:26:14

is a solid effort. So Olympic

athlete from Russia, Kornilov. He

1:26:141:26:17

used to have a lucky charm that he

would touch, keep an eye out for

1:26:171:26:21

that. 31 years old.

1:26:211:26:30

that. 31 years old. 48th in Sochi,

his home Olympics.

1:26:311:26:42

The coach tells him hang on, we do

not have the green light. It is

1:26:421:26:47

frustrating.

1:26:471:26:53

frustrating. Really frustrating for

these guys because they have been

1:26:531:26:56

working for four years to come here.

And these gusts of wind are just

1:26:561:27:02

coming out such an unfortunate

moment for them. With this

1:27:021:27:06

disruption in the rhythm, you just

end up having to spend an extra

1:27:061:27:12

couple of minutes at the top on that

start gate contemplating what you

1:27:121:27:17

need to do. And if you overthink

this sport that can be quite

1:27:171:27:21

damaging. Stefan Kraft was recently

addressing his issues with

1:27:211:27:28

inconsistency this season, he had a

fantastic year in 2016, 2017 but he

1:27:281:27:35

really struggled this season and he

said it is because sometimes in ski

1:27:351:27:40

jumping you worry too much about

things and you lose the kind of

1:27:401:27:43

natural feeling for it. A bit like

golf, you start to think so much

1:27:431:27:50

about an individual error that you

lose your natural affinity and the

1:27:501:27:54

moment you do that in ski jumping,

the landings go, the take-offs and

1:27:541:28:00

timing is so critical. If you're

outdoor form it can be really

1:28:001:28:04

difficult to get back it. -- if you

are out or form. So if you need to

1:28:041:28:10

spend an extra minute at the top of

the start gate, that can have a real

1:28:101:28:14

impact. Kornilov will try again.

Watched the light on the bottom

1:28:141:28:22

right hand side and there we go, it

is green. The inn run, legs

1:28:221:28:30

straight.

1:28:301:28:35

straight. The landing was a little

bit disorganised and the distance is

1:28:351:28:41

no good. 96.5 metres.

1:28:411:28:47

A little adjustment with the left

arm.

1:28:531:29:00

arm. Coming down into the landing.

And the left ski just needed a

1:29:001:29:07

couple of corrections. 95.7 overall.

Probably not good enough to do

1:29:071:29:16

anything like what he was looking

for.

1:29:161:29:22

for. Kasai, probably the world's

most popular ski jumper, 45 years

1:29:231:29:30

old. Olympics number eight, jumping

in a final. Shock silver medallist

1:29:301:29:36

at Sochi 2014 but probably not

tonight. The Japanese fans do not

1:29:361:29:42

care, they love him. He has talked

about competing in the 2026 Winter

1:29:421:29:48

Olympics. He would be 53. Imagine

doing that at 53.

1:29:481:30:01

Imagine doing that now, frankly! The

concentration on his face is

1:30:011:30:07

fantastic, eight Olympics, a new

1:30:071:30:09

concentration on his face is

fantastic, eight Olympics, a new

1:30:091:30:09

record, nobody has done that at the

Winter Olympics. In any sport. Did

1:30:091:30:14

not even bother with a warm up jump

tonight. He got straight into it.

1:30:141:30:17

Only after he did that. It's the

kind of privilege that it Olympics

1:30:171:30:22

would give you. 98 point -- 90 9.4,

not great in the scheme of things

1:30:221:30:30

but he will get a great reception.

We move on to Andreas Stjernen.

1:30:301:30:37

Norway is a big ski jumping country.

He has been a little short tonight.

1:30:371:30:51

He has never really challenged in

this final.

1:30:511:30:57

this final. The second round, he may

be a little low, I would suggest.

1:30:581:31:06

It's incredibly late at night now,

it is 11:46pm local time. As Hazel

1:31:091:31:16

was saying earlier, day one is about

to turn into Day two! Temperatures

1:31:161:31:21

at about minus 12. 111.3. Slightly

lower than his first-round score.

1:31:211:31:31

It's enough to put him in third for

now. What an impressive man this

1:31:311:31:35

was! He's only 21 years old, and he

delivered such a stunning job,

1:31:351:31:40

particularly for an American ski

jumper, Kevin Bickner, they look so

1:31:401:31:46

much better than they have done four

and eight years ago. The American

1:31:461:31:51

unit have been so exciting to watch.

Consistency will get you up there.

1:31:511:31:56

Can he deliver a second great jump?

Watch the green line... It doesn't

1:31:561:32:01

come for us.

1:32:011:32:06

come for us. The first job was

really fantastic, the second is what

1:32:071:32:11

we ordinarily expect. A reminder to

everyone watching, they come back

1:32:111:32:20

later in the Olympics. It is a

slightly larger hill and a slightly

1:32:201:32:31

longer distance. Nobody here is

going home after this. All

1:32:311:32:35

competitors have one more individual

event to come. Even though Kevin

1:32:351:32:40

Bickner is out of the medals tonight

he can take his momentum from that

1:32:401:32:45

incredible first-round jump and

transfer it to the large later on.

1:32:451:32:50

Back to Norway, waiting for the

green light, Daniel Andre Tande. It

1:32:501:32:58

flicks the back of his hair, the

wind, as the gust swirls. It is -12

1:32:581:33:04

degrees. It doesn't take into

account the wind chill, I would

1:33:041:33:07

estimate that we are looking at...

Probably about -16 and -17 where

1:33:071:33:15

Daniel Andre Tande is sat right now.

You get to know about that, on your

1:33:151:33:20

face! You can see the problem, the

wind in the middle, about five or

1:33:201:33:24

six metres per second, that is why

the jury have paused. It looks like

1:33:241:33:32

Daniel Andre Tande could be sat

there a while. Tande is the man I

1:33:321:33:37

told you about who was afraid of

heights. It is unlikely for a ski

1:33:371:33:43

jumper to be afraid of heights but

when he was painting his grandmother

1:33:431:33:47

's house, standing on a ladder on

the first floor looking down, his

1:33:471:33:51

fear was so paralysing it would take

in 30 minutes to get off. So he used

1:33:511:33:56

ski jumping as a kid to get over it.

Now he jumps in the Olympics! That's

1:33:561:34:01

one way of getting over it... What a

jump! Tande delivers. From his

1:34:011:34:14

grandmother's ladder to an

incredible Olympic jump for Daniel

1:34:141:34:20

Andre Tande. An excellent distance.

111.5 metres. Just short of what we

1:34:201:34:31

saw before from Peter Prevc.

1:34:311:34:40

saw before from Peter Prevc. I think

we will see Daniel Andre Tande going

1:34:401:34:42

into the lead, and Peter Prevc could

move into the hot seat. He is

1:34:421:34:46

impressed, Daniel Andre Tande is

very impressed! Judges, are you with

1:34:461:34:51

us? They love it! That's the overall

title to watch for. The new leader,

1:34:511:35:04

Daniel Andre Tande. A handshake to

Peter Prevc. That is the marker laid

1:35:041:35:11

down for the remaining 11

1:35:111:35:19

down for the remaining 11 or 12,

now, just 20 years old from

1:35:191:35:21

Slovenia, Bartol. He's having the

same problems as everyone else, he

1:35:211:35:25

has two rate for the green light --

to wait for the green light. There

1:35:251:35:31

are ways you can mitigate this. If

the wind becomes too much of a

1:35:311:35:35

factor, the gate you see him on now,

they can actually move. They can

1:35:351:35:40

move the gate up or down. Going

down, it shrinks the amount of in

1:35:401:35:44

run that you have. That is

essentially the gap between the gate

1:35:441:35:49

and where you take off. With less

speed coming down because the gate

1:35:491:35:53

is lower down from you cannot go so

fast and basically it is safer. They

1:35:531:35:59

may adjust the gate but right now it

hasn't happened. He is back out

1:35:591:36:06

again, waiting for the coach to see

if he has the green light.

1:36:061:36:18

There is the coach, a time-honoured

1:36:191:36:26

ski tradition to have a flag that

like that that you let drop.

1:36:261:36:33

like that that you let drop. It's a

red light again. Another weight in

1:36:331:36:38

the cold for him. The officials will

come down with a blanket. I feel

1:36:381:36:44

like a range of fetching blankets

have been used this evening! And in

1:36:441:36:48

the waiting room, they are just

trying to stay awake. It is almost

1:36:481:36:54

midnight!

1:36:541:37:00

midnight! It is tough, no matter

where you are, on the top or in the

1:37:001:37:04

waiting room. Frankly right now, it

is tough to be a fan at the bottom!

1:37:041:37:09

Maybe not so tough, if you are in

the hot seat, Daniel Andre Tande.

1:37:091:37:22

Helmet off, let those locks

experience of the

1:37:221:37:29

experience of the -- let those locks

experience of the Chile Mack South

1:37:301:37:33

Korean air! Here we go again, the

windy situation... It is close to

1:37:331:37:40

going red. As soon as it is above

four metres per second, it becomes

1:37:401:37:45

an issue. They are going to try.

Tilen Bartol of Slovenia, he settles

1:37:451:37:55

in. 119 points in his first round.

Well-placed.

1:37:551:38:03

Well-placed. He would need around

about 123 points. To go ahead of

1:38:031:38:07

Daniel Andre Tande. That's

essentially what he scored. Here he

1:38:071:38:13

goes...

1:38:131:38:18

goes... It isn't going to be 123

points, I tell you that right now.

1:38:211:38:27

The distance wasn't quite there. 102

metres, that is down about nine

1:38:271:38:30

metres short of what we just saw

Daniel Andre Tande do. No shame on

1:38:301:38:36

Tilen Bartol, he's only 20 years

old. He wasn't picked as a contender

1:38:361:38:41

here really. If he gets in the top

15, a top 20 finish, it would easily

1:38:411:38:46

be the biggest result of his career.

23rd in the World Cup rankings right

1:38:461:38:50

now.

1:38:501:38:57

now. He goes fifth for now. That

brings up a man you have seen having

1:38:571:39:08

almost too much fun this evening,

Simon Ammann, two

1:39:081:39:16

Simon Ammann, two Olympics gold

medals at Salt Lake City in 2002. It

1:39:171:39:23

all went wrong in Sochi. He thought

about walking away. No big results

1:39:231:39:27

for years. He came back and he made

his way to Pyeongchang. He had so

1:39:271:39:33

much fun in qualifying in the first

round but if you were watching his

1:39:331:39:36

first-round jump earlier, he was the

happiest man alive. If he does it

1:39:361:39:39

again, he may actually have a shot

at a medal here. 119.4 points in he

1:39:391:39:44

first round. If you can get a 125

year, it isn't out of the question,

1:39:441:39:53

but he would push himself into first

place. -- 125 here. If anybody can

1:39:531:40:02

do that, it is Simon Ammann, a man

who has so much experience of

1:40:021:40:09

winning gold medals. Under pressure.

Pressure like this. The pressure of

1:40:091:40:14

sitting at the top and waiting for

the wind to be right. And bringing

1:40:141:40:19

home an Olympic medal. What is

interesting about landings, you have

1:40:191:40:27

seen Telemark Blandings. It doesn't

matter which led you land on, the

1:40:271:40:30

right leg or the left leg can be

forward but ordinarily ski jumpers

1:40:301:40:35

choose one and stick with it. For

Simon Ammann... You can see them

1:40:351:40:41

moving the gate, they are going

down. I will come back to Simon

1:40:411:40:46

Ammann in a minute, they shorten the

Enron, meaning you don't get so much

1:40:461:40:50

speed and it mitigates the wind

effect. You will see on Simon

1:40:501:40:56

Ammann's score there will be a gate

adjustment, because he did not have

1:40:561:41:00

as much speed and he could not go as

far, we will give him some points to

1:41:001:41:05

compensate. 3.2 gate compensation

points. However he does, he will get

1:41:051:41:14

those extra points. Simon Ammann, at

the 1998 Olympics where he started,

1:41:141:41:19

he used to land on his right knee.

Then he had trouble with it so he

1:41:191:41:24

switched to his left knee and won

all his with it so he switched to

1:41:241:41:31

his left knee and won all his on he

switched to his left knee and won

1:41:311:41:35

all his on the left. Now, he has

tried to switch back, and he is in a

1:41:351:41:38

no man's land. Pulling a face, and

shuffling back again.

1:41:381:41:49

shuffling back again. We use a golf

analogy, messing with the parting

1:41:491:41:53

strategy. If you win five majors and

go if you years without it, then you

1:41:531:41:57

have an entirely new way of putting,

that is what Simon Ammann is doing.

1:41:571:42:02

The talk before these Olympics was

that his landings were a mess but

1:42:021:42:10

now the four-time Olympic champion

has turned up, looking sensational

1:42:101:42:14

all week long. I cannot wait. When

we get the wind under control

1:42:141:42:19

eventually, I cannot wait to see

this jump. If Simon Ammann lands it,

1:42:191:42:22

we could have a story! But it is

going to have to be big. Very, very

1:42:221:42:28

big. We will still have after him

the best part of ten more to come.

1:42:281:42:37

Before we know who is going to be

crowned the first ski jump Olympic

1:42:371:42:42

champion of Pyeongchang 2018. Look

at the view, imagine being there!

1:42:421:42:48

And thinking about -- Simon Ammann

thinking of sliding out, you can see

1:42:481:42:54

him with the gold and black helmet.

You reach about 55 mph going down.

1:42:541:42:58

By the time you land, it is almost

60 mph, and in contact with the

1:42:581:43:03

crowd. If you are wondering how you

get into this, on the left of what

1:43:031:43:10

you are looking at now, there are

four or five Bunny hills, for want

1:43:101:43:15

of a better phrase. They gradually

go up in size. You start at ten

1:43:151:43:20

metres, then 30, then 50, then 100,

and you gradually build up. So

1:43:201:43:25

eight-year-olds do not have to face

this if they want to get into ski

1:43:251:43:30

jumping, it's not very practical.

You go to the much smaller hill and

1:43:301:43:35

you do a small jump with virtually

no danger attached to it. You build

1:43:351:43:38

on your skills and become a ski

jumper. Because it is so rare in the

1:43:381:43:45

UK and the facilities do not exist,

sometimes it is hard to imagine

1:43:451:43:49

where ski jumpers come from from

other countries. But it is gradually

1:43:491:43:53

built up, over gradual increases on

the Hill. There have been ski jumps

1:43:531:43:58

in the UK. In the 1950s, 60 tonnes

of snow were brought to Edinburgh

1:43:581:44:04

from Norway. There was a jump

created for a Scottish championship

1:44:041:44:08

which apparently brought in about

10,000 fans. Hampstead Heath had a

1:44:081:44:11

ski jump back in the day, they had

one for a year in the 1950s.

1:44:111:44:17

Manchester had won in 1960 over

reddish Vale. It had 40 foot of

1:44:171:44:22

scaffolding surrounding it. There

was a ski jump built at Wembley in

1:44:221:44:26

1961. But other than that, since the

1980s, there hasn't been anywhere in

1:44:261:44:33

the UK. There was talk five or ten

years ago that they would build one

1:44:331:44:36

in Wrexham. Naturally. It was going

to cost about £7 million for a new

1:44:361:44:43

national ski jump facility and

needless to say, that did not

1:44:431:44:46

happen.

1:44:461:44:51

STUDIO: Simon Ammann with a blanket

on, not sure of that will do good,

1:45:181:45:25

to be honest. These guys on the

biggest guys, don't carry a lot of

1:45:251:45:29

weight, there's not much of them,

they will get cold standing around

1:45:291:45:34

up there.

They probably will. Weight

is an interesting thing in ski

1:45:341:45:39

jumping, the reason these guys are

not big is because the lie you are

1:45:391:45:42

the better you find your

aerodynamics and the further you go.

1:45:421:45:47

But there are rules brought into the

sport to make sure you cannot be too

1:45:471:45:51

underweight because in previous

years people tried to subsist on as

1:45:511:45:54

little as 200 calories a day to try

to stay as light as possible. It

1:45:541:45:59

just wasn't healthy, so now your

body mass index has to be above a

1:45:591:46:03

certain point, otherwise they trim

your skis, literally trimmed them

1:46:031:46:07

back so you have smaller wings and

cannot get the advantage. So weight

1:46:071:46:11

has been a big issue in this sport.

But that blanket, I

1:46:111:46:25

feel like blankets might also be an

issue in the sport because if I was

1:46:271:46:30

up there right now I would be

wanting a blanket possibly ten times

1:46:301:46:32

the size of that cocooned around me.

I don't know about body-mass index

1:46:321:46:35

upon the top of the ramp, the

un-run, but I am impressed by the

1:46:351:46:38

number of people down there, it is

gone midnight, officially day two,

1:46:381:46:40

and the last bus back to Seoul has

gone, it is impressive.

It is

1:46:401:46:46

impressive, the atmosphere has been

fantastic. It must be hard for the

1:46:461:46:49

athletes on the hill to look down

below and see there are still

1:46:491:46:53

hundreds of fans lined up because

like you say, where we are right

1:46:531:46:57

now, it is not like the Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics are taking place in

1:46:571:47:01

a city. This is in the mountains,

there is a small resort here, but

1:47:011:47:05

you are by no means next to an urban

metropolis. You are in the sticks by

1:47:051:47:10

the standards of recent Winter

Olympics, so very few spectators

1:47:101:47:15

here will be anywhere near anything

they could call home, absolutely.

1:47:151:47:23

Now, we might have a little bit of

action. Let's see if Simon Ammann

1:47:231:47:26

can get away this time.

1:47:261:47:30

Got away per that orange light to

turn green, thousands of people in

1:47:351:47:39

the arena, millions around the world

is willing that Lauren should like

1:47:391:47:42

to just turn green. Go on! Go on! --

that orange light to turn green.

1:47:421:47:50

It's not looking good, is it?

1:47:501:47:56

It's not looking good, is it? Simon

Ammann, if anyone has the mental

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capacity to deal with this, he has,

but boy will he want to get this

1:47:581:48:02

jump under way in the near future.

It's red again, look at the coach's

1:48:021:48:09

face! Oh! This is stressful.

1:48:091:48:15

Breathe out. Simon Ammann will sit

there again.

He knows how to wait,

1:48:241:48:31

Simon Ammann, he was champion in

2002 en route to the double and

1:48:311:48:35

waited eight years to return to do

it again in Vancouver when he took

1:48:351:48:38

another goal, with a double double

at that point, so he is waiting a

1:48:381:48:43

very long time, but in all

seriousness, is there a danger as he

1:48:431:48:47

tries for a sixth time to get a

second jump completed that this

1:48:471:48:50

event might not be done tonight?

I

don't know, is the answer to that. I

1:48:501:48:57

think they will go to the end, they

have ten more to go, and it would

1:48:571:49:03

seem an awkward time to have to make

that decision. If they do make that

1:49:031:49:07

decision they would have to rule out

this entire round then go from there

1:49:071:49:11

and either reschedule or take the

first-round result, but it looks

1:49:111:49:14

like we will get under way, and here

goes Simon Ammann with a cheer from

1:49:141:49:18

the fans because finally there is

some action. How will this jump

1:49:181:49:22

look? It's good, but not as good as

it needed to be. He is happy because

1:49:221:49:27

he is just glad to be back, and boy,

as

1:49:271:49:37

as he put in some impressive

performances. I don't think we would

1:49:371:49:40

see him with a medal around his neck

again. 16 years after he won double

1:49:401:49:43

gold in salt lake city, eight years

after double gold in Vancouver 2010.

1:49:431:49:45

But Simon Ammann is easily going to

win the medal for the happiest man

1:49:451:49:49

in the arena tonight, even if

someone else wins gold. He had a

1:49:491:49:55

smile on his face before he even

landed. It's just happy to be back.

1:49:551:49:59

It has been a long time for a

four-time Olympic champion since he

1:49:591:50:04

did anything of note on the world

circuit, it was 2011 the last time

1:50:041:50:07

he picked up a major medal. His

score is 236.6, goes into second

1:50:071:50:16

place. I'm confident that school

will be overtaken but you never

1:50:161:50:19

know, the way the conditions are and

these weights at the top. Anything

1:50:191:50:24

could happen, and at the moment,

Simon Ammann could be on track to

1:50:241:50:28

get another Olympic medal, and that

would

1:50:281:50:35

would equal the 1980s and 1990s

finishers.

1:50:361:50:45

finishers. But there is a long way

to go. Green light. Flagged down.

1:50:461:50:54

Finally, a little bit of consistent

action, and Robert Johansson makes

1:50:541:50:58

his way down. Oh! What a jump! What

a jump! And the aerodynamics of the

1:50:581:51:14

moustache paid off because that is a

fantastic jump from Robert Johansson

1:51:141:51:18

of Norway. He was only 19th in

qualifying, looked like he wouldn't

1:51:181:51:24

pull out much here at the

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The

1:51:241:51:27

only member of the Norwegian team

that doesn't have a World Cup win

1:51:271:51:30

this season. I think he's about to

take the lead. From his team-mate,

1:51:301:51:36

Daniel Andre Tande. Phenomenal jump.

LAUGHTER

1:51:361:51:42

Daniel Andre Tande. Phenomenal jump.

LAUGHTER. Disposed of the normal

1:51:421:51:48

fist bumps. High fives. Tande I

think knows that he will probably be

1:51:481:51:53

kicked out of the hot seat. Fabulous

jump, 249.7, Robert Johansson into

1:51:531:52:00

first place, and we are starting to

run out of people still to come.

1:52:001:52:07

Ryoyu Kobayashi, the younger

Kobayashi brother.

1:52:071:52:15

Kobayashi brother. Oh, it's good,

too. Not quite as far as it may be

1:52:151:52:18

needed to be, but now we are into

the business end of this

1:52:181:52:22

competition, the wind letting us get

a few jumps in, and we are starting

1:52:221:52:26

to feel the excitement of an Olympic

final that we always know could go

1:52:261:52:30

any way of eight or ten ways. Good,

straight form. Love that facial

1:52:301:52:42

expression, look at that,

concentration. Almost gulping in the

1:52:421:52:45

scenery in front of him. Down into

the Telemark. It is a good jump. I

1:52:451:52:52

don't know if it will be good

enough. It's a good jump.

1:52:521:52:59

It is his Olympic debut, his

brother's Olympic debut. 240.8, into

1:53:021:53:09

third for now. That unseats Simon

Ammann, no medal for Samantha man

1:53:091:53:12

here. -- no medal for Simon Ammann.

At the moment one, Robert Johansson,

1:53:121:53:21

two Tande, the Norwegian, and Ryoyu

Kobayashi in number three. Now Karl

1:53:211:53:27

Geiger, surprise German sensation.

He is a well-known German ski

1:53:271:53:31

jumper,

1:53:311:53:38

jumper, opportunities have been

handed to people like Karl Geiger by

1:53:381:53:42

injury. He is taking that

opportunity. Watch this jump. Good,

1:53:421:53:49

solid jump. Not enough, I think, to

get into the medals. But he, as a

1:53:491:53:58

24-year-old, ranked 16th in the

world, is not expected to be

1:53:581:54:02

operating at the top end. He's

having a great Olympics so far.

1:54:021:54:10

Distance of 105 metres on this jump.

Couldn't see anything massively

1:54:151:54:23

wrong from a judging point of view,

I think it's just the distance

1:54:231:54:25

that's going to disappoint him. The

judging scores are good, it is that

1:54:251:54:34

distance, 236.7, more importantly,

fourth place, he just misses out.

1:54:341:54:38

Robert Johansson gets to hang out in

that hot seat. Markus Eisenbichler,

1:54:381:54:44

another German. This man does have

major event form, medal in the world

1:54:441:54:49

-- bronze medal in the World

Championships last year.

1:54:491:54:59

Again, it's pushing, but it's not

maybe enough. Oh, another three or

1:54:591:55:04

four on that... 106.5 will be a

little lower than he needed. We have

1:55:041:55:14

had 113.5 from Robert Johansson.

That is the target to beat at this

1:55:141:55:18

point. If anyone goes above 113.5 at

this point they are getting

1:55:181:55:23

themselves probably an Olympic

medal, possibly an Olympic gold, but

1:55:231:55:27

when you get back to 106 like this

one, a bit of an iffy landing, that

1:55:271:55:34

won't do it from Markus

Eisenbichler.

1:55:341:55:40

Eisenbichler. Fourth place. Stefan

Kraft, the world champion. World

1:55:411:55:52

champion in both events, normal hill

and large hill. Phenomenal 2016-17,

1:55:521:55:57

struggled this year, now would be a

very good time to come out of that.

1:55:571:56:03

He has to wait for the wind. He

would be the third Austrian to win

1:56:031:56:10

an Olympic normal hill title if he

can pull out something fantastic

1:56:101:56:14

when he gets back green light. --

get back green light. Still here,

1:56:141:56:22

phenomenal for those fans. Well past

midnight local time. All these

1:56:221:56:30

delays, -12, Winter Olympics fans,

love them! So, we will wait for

1:56:301:56:37

Stefan Kraft. He was second when

they held the World Cup on this hill

1:56:371:56:41

a year ago as a test event. So he

has form here as the world champion.

1:56:411:56:49

He holds the ski flying world

record, once travelled 253.5 metres

1:56:491:56:56

in the air. Imagine that! We are

looking at 100 metres over this

1:56:561:57:01

Hill. That is more than double the

record he holds. And now he has the

1:57:011:57:08

green light, what does he have here?

Again, it's not quite up there, and

1:57:081:57:18

he slaps his hands down onto his

lies and knows the world champion is

1:57:181:57:23

not going to become Olympic

champion. -- onto his legs. Not

1:57:231:57:27

tonight. 103 metres on that jump

will not be enough. He can produce

1:57:271:57:37

the most artistic, perfectly styled

jump in the world. But it's not

1:57:371:57:42

going to get him on the podium if he

doesn't jump far enough. That is the

1:57:421:57:48

reaction from the coach, on the

verge of tossing that flag away.

1:57:481:57:51

Stefan Kraft, eighth place, that is

a phenomenally disappointing jump.

1:57:511:57:55

What did I tell you? It's not his

season.

1:57:551:58:00

We are running out of people who can

unseat Robert Johansson. One of them

1:58:031:58:10

is Andreas Wellinger, one

qualifying, 124.9 points from his

1:58:101:58:17

first round. This looks like it

could be good! It's long. It looked

1:58:171:58:24

like it might be golden. 113.5. That

is exactly the same distance as

1:58:241:58:34

Robert Johansson. Wellinger held a

5-point advantage from the first

1:58:341:58:41

round. As long as the judges don't

see anything wrong wrong with this,

1:58:411:58:45

and it

1:58:451:58:50

and it looked good, into that

Telemark, maybe taking an extra

1:58:511:58:53

second two to get in there.

Beautifully held, the coaches all in

1:58:531:58:57

favour of that. -- the coach is all

in favour. And Andreas Wellinger, I

1:58:571:59:07

think, is going to go first, there

he is, first place, Andreas

1:59:071:59:12

Wellinger, with only four more to

watch. The first of which is his

1:59:121:59:19

team-mate Richard Freitag. He is the

German the Germans thought was going

1:59:191:59:24

to win. Suddenly you have Andreas

Wellinger to deal with. And that is

1:59:241:59:28

not going to push Wellinger off the

top. Richard Freitag... He looked so

1:59:281:59:36

good at the start of the season, and

in the last few weeks, his form has

1:59:361:59:42

evaporated.

1:59:421:59:46

Don't get me wrong, still an

exceptionally good job but at the

1:59:461:59:52

time he really needed to push

Bourday. You see him land, in case

1:59:521:59:55

you're wondering where they measure

it from, it is the middle point of

1:59:551:59:58

the feet. If you land with your feet

together, you measure from the boot

1:59:582:00:03

laces. If you land with your feet

apart, that is the landing distance.

2:00:032:00:11

Richard Freitag misses out on a

medal and he goes sixth. We have

2:00:112:00:15

athletes remaining. -- three

athletes remaining. Johann Andre

2:00:152:00:23

Forfang. 22. And all the pressure on

the world. -- in the world.

2:00:232:00:38

Consistency has been his issue all

along. He has beaten Kamil Stoch

2:00:382:00:43

before. He knows how to win, even at

this young age. He has the green

2:00:432:00:48

light.

2:00:482:00:56

light. Has it got the length? It's

good, but is it good enough? It may

2:00:562:01:01

have fallen short. Might have fallen

short. 109.5 metres. He had a

2:01:012:01:13

1-point advantage over Wellinger

from the first round. I don't know

2:01:132:01:18

that is going to be enough. This is

where your style points coming. It's

2:01:182:01:23

possible to win with a jump that

isn't as far as your Bibles, if it

2:01:232:01:28

looked better and the judges liked

it more. -- as your rivals. It's

2:01:282:01:31

happened before and will happen

again but you don't want to rely on

2:01:312:01:38

it. And it is second place, Forfang.

Wellinger has 29.5 three. So far in

2:01:382:01:49

front but now we have two incredible

jumpers to come, starting with the

2:01:492:01:53

man defending his Olympic title,

Kamil Stoch. 125.9, from the first

2:01:532:02:01

round. He needs an even bigger jump

now.

2:02:012:02:06

I don't think he got it. I think

Wellinger might hold onto this.

2:02:102:02:21

Kamil Stoch had been looking to

become the most successful Polish

2:02:212:02:27

Winter Olympian in history. Just

needed that one more gold medal to

2:02:272:02:34

do it. Would have been the first

athlete to win consecutive men's

2:02:342:02:37

normal hill gold. I think that won't

be what he needs.

2:02:372:02:48

That tells you that Andreas

Wellinger thinks he's probably safe.

2:02:532:03:01

And he is, and he is, there is the

result. Not even a medal for the

2:03:012:03:09

defending Olympic champion. What an

unpredictable sport this is.

2:03:092:03:13

Wellinger knows he is one jump away,

one jump from being an Olympic

2:03:132:03:20

medallist and it is this man, Stefan

Hula, for Poland, jumping for gold.

2:03:202:03:29

Into the air. How long is it? Does

it have the length? Oh, it's close!

2:03:292:03:38

I don't think is going to be enough.

105.5 metres, surely not enough.

2:03:382:03:46

They have to wait for the scores.

Stefan Hula needed more. Such a

2:03:462:03:50

phenomenal first jump. He has a six,

seven point lead almost from the

2:03:502:03:57

first round. But did he need more?

2:03:572:04:02

His form looks good all the way

down, almost motionless, bringing

2:04:072:04:11

the legs together. It is a fine

Telemark landing as well. But is the

2:04:112:04:15

distance enough? I don't think it

is.

2:04:152:04:26

is. It's nowhere near enough, Stefan

Hula is fifth, 248.8. And your

2:04:262:04:33

Olympic champion is Germany's

Andreas Wellinger. Everyone thought

2:04:332:04:38

his team-mate Richard Freitag would

be the gold medallist. Wellinger won

2:04:382:04:46

qualifying and announced himself,

saying he didn't mind the pressure

2:04:462:04:49

and he came back and back again with

phenomenal jumps. And he is your

2:04:492:04:56

Pyeongchang 2018 men's normal hill

Olympic champion, the first German

2:04:562:05:01

to do that since the mid-19 90s. A

series of sensational jumps in the

2:05:012:05:10

trickiest of conditions. The Silver

Medal, to Norway's Johann Andre

2:05:102:05:15

Forfang.

2:05:152:05:20

Forfang. Bronze, Robert Johansson.

No one could have predicted that.

2:05:202:05:24

The world champion is off the

podium, the Olympic champion is off

2:05:242:05:30

the podium. Wellinger, the

22-year-old who, four years ago,

2:05:302:05:34

ruined his first round jump and took

himself out of the reckoning in

2:05:342:05:38

Sochi, comes back and delivers. He

is the Olympic champion. The Germans

2:05:382:05:46

are on the medal table. STUDIO: They

are, and in a big way. That is

2:05:462:05:54

Germany's first gold medal in the

normal hill

2:05:542:06:00

normal hill since 1984, so a very

long time to wait and it's been

2:06:012:06:04

worth the wait for those German

fans. Either that or they are just

2:06:042:06:08

cold and are just trying to keep

warm! May be a bit of both. Germany

2:06:082:06:16

winning gold, Poland, bereft because

their top two haven't managed to do

2:06:162:06:19

it.

2:06:192:06:19

their top two haven't managed to do

it. The time-out there is now 20

2:06:192:06:23

past midnight! I've been at four

kills tournaments over the years for

2:06:232:06:28

ski jumping and I've never known

anything to last this long, way

2:06:282:06:31

beyond midnight. Worth it for

Germany. Some of you will be binge

2:06:312:06:37

watching the Winter Olympics into

the small hours. No need, it appears

2:06:372:06:41

they are willing to turn night into

day for us. That's what we've got

2:06:412:06:46

and that has put our timing is way

off and no complaints, great to see

2:06:462:06:52

some live sport. But we have quite a

bit to catch up with, especially

2:06:522:06:58

snowboarding and ice hockey. It is

the snowboarding first because it

2:06:582:07:02

made its Winter Olympics debut in

Nagano in 1998. The parallel giant

2:07:022:07:07

slalom we were watching them but we

had to wait a long time before

2:07:072:07:10

Saatchi, four years ago, to see

slopestyle, co-opted from the very

2:07:102:07:16

trendy ex-games and it has made a

huge impression. The riders are

2:07:162:07:23

writing a series of rails and

kickers to impress the judges and in

2:07:232:07:27

Sochi Billy Morgan became the first

rider to take part in the sport.

2:07:272:07:38

Is this going to be a last Olympics?

Before the Olympics came up I

2:07:402:07:44

thought this was going to be my last

one but I'm hoping that it separates

2:07:442:07:51

the slopestyle and the Biggar and I

can do the big air. If they separate

2:07:512:07:55

them I could just do the big air.

You did a triple backslide Rodeo,

2:07:552:08:05

the first man to do that.

My God!

It

stands to reason that big air is

2:08:052:08:11

your discipline. When that was

included in the Olympics did you rub

2:08:112:08:15

your hands like this, saying oh,

yes?

Not really because I thought I

2:08:152:08:20

had done the quad, which was amazing

but it was also the scariest thing

2:08:202:08:24

I've ever done.

Was it?

Because it

was on such a specific jump I

2:08:242:08:30

thought I hope I don't have to do it

under pressure. Stoked to get it

2:08:302:08:33

done. And the big air in the

Olympics, I'll have to give it

2:08:332:08:38

another go.

Is it still scary?

Yeah,

well, I only did it once and I

2:08:382:08:45

haven't done it since. We keep

coming out with the objective to try

2:08:452:08:50

it again. But we haven't had a jump

big enough yet or I've been too

2:08:502:08:56

scared, one of the two!

Are you

conscious that you've changed

2:08:562:09:00

snowboarding?

I'm glad I did it and

got the world's first title but I

2:09:002:09:08

wish I'd kept the gates closed for

longer because now there is a few

2:09:082:09:12

guys who have done it.

2:09:122:09:18

guys who have done it.

How is the

build-up to this Olympics compared

2:09:182:09:20

to the last?

I think it's been quite

similar. We are always chasing the

2:09:202:09:25

new tricks, trying to up

snowboarding as much as possible so

2:09:252:09:31

it is the same goal. The tricks have

moved on a lot since then.

A lot of

2:09:312:09:35

the guys go to the gym and the

airbags and things like that to

2:09:352:09:40

train. You do power Acquah balance

-- power acrobatic balance snow

2:09:402:09:49

jump, you mix it up.

I mix it up as

much as possible. I was an acrobat

2:09:492:09:55

when I was younger and I tried to

bring it into my training now and I

2:09:552:09:58

do a lot of kicking up in the air.

It is like doing squats but instead

2:09:582:10:05

I'm doing leg pressing a human, so

there is more balanced. I try and do

2:10:052:10:11

a lot of gymnastics and

trampolining, in the gym, skating a

2:10:112:10:14

bit, and I do some acro to keep

everything going.

2:10:142:10:21

What can we expect from you in

Pyeongchang?

You can expect me to

2:10:262:10:30

try my hardest.

That's the answer!

And I will, I'll try my hardest. I

2:10:302:10:36

don't like to think about whether I

can get a medal because it is such a

2:10:362:10:41

role of the dice on the day. If

everybody falls over, I'll

2:10:412:10:45

definitely win but if everybody

lands it makes it a harder game, you

2:10:452:10:49

know.

How excited are you about the

inclusion of big air?

It's epic, two

2:10:492:10:55

chances to show off what we can do.

We've always done the big air as

2:10:552:11:00

well, it hasn't been sprung on us

and we've got to suddenly learn new

2:11:002:11:03

things. I'm glad they've included it

and given us a chance to show what

2:11:032:11:08

we can do.

Billy had a top ten

finish in Sochi in slopestyle, he's

2:11:082:11:15

better event is the big air. With

Bradford's Jamie Nicholls, who was

2:11:152:11:20

sixth, they are back for more and we

have another member of the team,

2:11:202:11:24

Bedford's Rowan Coultas. Motivated

after watching Jamie Jones claiming

2:11:242:11:29

Britain's first ever women Jon Snow

in the women's no style four years

2:11:292:11:35

ago -- on snow. Two qualification

runs today with a possible final

2:11:352:11:39

looming tomorrow. Phoenix Park is

the most easterly of the Mountain

2:11:392:11:44

Cluster venues in the Gangwon

Mountains, the so-called Korean Alps

2:11:442:11:50

and it is where most of the

snowboard and freestyle skiing

2:11:502:11:53

events are staged. It can be pretty

windy and Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood

2:11:532:11:57

are looking at what they are facing.

Welcome to the slopestyle course in

2:11:572:12:04

Phoenix Park. There's almost no

natural snowfall in career meaning

2:12:042:12:08

the course has been constructive

almost from man-made snow.

Because

2:12:082:12:13

of that it has incredible

consistency which has enabled the

2:12:132:12:15

course designers to create the most

aesthetically pleasing course we've

2:12:152:12:19

seen. It looks like it's been made

from marble.

There are six different

2:12:192:12:27

modules. Let's have a look. The

first three modules are the rails

2:12:272:12:34

but they aren't the standard

options, we've got rainbows, boxes,

2:12:342:12:41

Hitchings, double kinks. Without

question the most creative course

2:12:412:12:45

we've ever seen.

Because of that the

judges are going to have a real

2:12:452:12:49

headache, so many choices and

options through the course that

2:12:492:12:54

cater to every style of rider. All

of these features are massive.

2:12:542:13:04

of these features are massive.

This

is almost a bonus feature for the

2:13:042:13:06

riders, halfway between the rails

and the kickers, the double dip.

It

2:13:062:13:13

offers the riders something

completely unique but we think the

2:13:132:13:16

main purpose is to split them. For

these two, the angle take-offs, jump

2:13:162:13:23

number one. It looks like the

kickers have collapsed but they are

2:13:232:13:26

built that way. With the standard

straight kicker they offer a

2:13:262:13:30

multitude of choices.

Then it is

jump number two which from here

2:13:302:13:36

resembles the frozen ramparts of an

ice Palace.

Finally something we

2:13:362:13:43

recognise, two standard kickers on

the last jump. I think it's the best

2:13:432:13:46

course ever.

Absolutely. It is like

a code that the riders will have two

2:13:462:13:52

crack. Interesting to see who can

decipher them. Wouldn't your kids

2:13:522:13:57

love a

2:13:572:13:57

decipher them. Wouldn't your kids

love a go at that! Double kinks and

2:13:572:14:02

rainbow boxes. If someone can make a

fortune with a soft play version

2:14:022:14:06

that is perfect for a wet Saturday.

Qualification was made up of two

2:14:062:14:11

groups or heats, and in each group

the riders get two runs, these

2:14:112:14:15

scores are added together and the

top six in each group will go

2:14:152:14:19

through. Billy Morgan was in heat

one. Let's join Tim Warwood and Ed

2:14:192:14:23

Leigh. COMMENTATOR: is a lot of

speculation about Sebastien Toutant,

2:14:232:14:33

one of the bastions over the last

decade.

A very solid rider. It is

2:14:332:14:39

about style and this man has it in

the absolute bucketload. Back 180 on

2:14:392:14:46

and off, holding that rail very

nicely. Slide 270.

2:14:462:14:56

Twist and drag. Beautiful, that was

the butter we were talking about

2:15:012:15:04

when you balance on the nose and

slide of the take-off.

1260, really

2:15:042:15:11

nice.

2:15:112:15:16

nice. Front side, double court,

nearly caught the first 720 of that.

2:15:172:15:22

Then with room to spare on the

backside ten at the bottom. Really

2:15:222:15:28

nice.

Rangefinder for me.

Rangefinder, exactly.

Look at this,

2:15:282:15:34

beautiful.

And again, a completely

different line through the rails

2:15:342:15:38

from everybody else.

Lovely, just

the composure, it's a good

2:15:382:15:44

guideline, if someone can grab all

the way through a trick like that

2:15:442:15:47

you know you they are in control.

Nothing too special, low 70s? 78.1,

2:15:472:16:00

very impressive. That is the first

indicator we have seen that the

2:16:002:16:04

judges are looking for clean lines.

Here we go. Take a breath, this will

2:16:042:16:11

be the benchmark, smiles all round,

Marcus Kleveland, burst onto the

2:16:112:16:18

scene at 11 or 12.

13, there were

rumours this kid could do doubles at

2:16:182:16:23

11 but he was one of the first to do

a triple 13.

Switched to 70 on, 270

2:16:232:16:31

off. A lot of speed and the kink

rail. Then a gap, 270. Another

2:16:312:16:39

different line here. Huge gap, lip

side to fake it and I think that

2:16:392:16:43

might have been a little mistake,

but this kid can roll with the

2:16:432:16:46

punches, switch into the first of

these jumps, huge switchback, wow!

2:16:462:16:52

How did he stop that rotation?

Switch 1260. This is the Marcus we

2:16:522:16:59

know. Bottom jumper. 1442 finish. He

had so much time to spare, finished

2:16:592:17:14

with four foot in the air.

We have a

new leader in heat one of the men's

2:17:142:17:25

qualifiers in slopestyle.

It is

about getting that out of the way,

2:17:252:17:28

calming your Olympic nerves, getting

the score on the board. He has done

2:17:282:17:32

it in emphatic style. Carlos

Garcia-Knight, Kiwi out of

2:17:322:17:42

Christchurch in New Zealand. Switch

up on the rails.

Looked like he lost

2:17:422:17:48

a bit of control them through the

kink on that, nice, technical, the

2:17:482:17:52

judges will like to see that, taking

on a lot more of that rail.

Then

2:17:522:17:59

flip, just leaving a hand behind.

540 of the track. So front side with

2:17:592:18:11

the roast beef grab through the legs

into a backside. Lovely 1260! This

2:18:112:18:17

is looking good, this is looking

really good. Switch backside, 1260,

2:18:172:18:23

three and a half rotations, he's

happy with that, and so he should

2:18:232:18:27

be. What a solid run.

We saw him do

that in practice yesterday, and it's

2:18:272:18:33

a very, very solid run, isn't it?

Behind Marcus Kleveland, the best we

2:18:332:18:42

have seen so far.

Really solid run.

80.1, you are correct. Moves into

2:18:422:18:54

second place just behind Marcus

Kleveland.

Which Roisland will we

2:18:542:19:10

see, Eddie?

I think the ones we

love, the consistent ones.

2:19:102:19:16

Disappointing for the Norwegian, the

pressure on a little for all these

2:19:162:19:18

guys. With Marcus Kleveland doing so

well, he is absorbing a lot of the

2:19:182:19:27

expectation for them. Had weight

backside to 70, so taking off and

2:19:272:19:32

spinning over the rail -- had weight

backside 270.

Nice, cheeky frontside

2:19:322:19:41

five, clean over it.

He used it as a

straight kicker, didn't he? Tricky

2:19:412:19:46

one there.

Well held, looking good

for Roisland. Backside spin. Really

2:19:462:19:55

nice, the 1080 puts it down. Now was

the sun comes out into this bottom

2:19:552:20:00

jump for him, big 1440, hand patches

the air, you called it, -- punches

2:20:002:20:07

the air, we saw the consistent

Roisland there.

There are a couple

2:20:072:20:10

of moments where you thought it

might not happen for him, he was sat

2:20:102:20:13

on the back a tiny bit.

Melon

grabbed there. Front hand on the

2:20:132:20:18

heel edge of the snowboard between

the legs. A nice shot of his pants

2:20:182:20:23

there! Free of charge. Waiting for

the judges to pick this apart. 76.5,

2:20:232:20:30

so he slides in just

2:20:302:20:36

so he slides in just behind Toutant

at the moment. The Korean

2:20:382:20:45

snowboarder will not start, and

neither

2:20:452:20:52

neither will Van Der Velden, so

Nichols. Lookout EC he made that

2:20:522:21:01

look. Very nice.

2:21:012:21:06

look. Very nice. 180 on, 360,

backside seven off the track, took

2:21:062:21:08

it for speed.

Best rail section we

have seen so far.

Frontside ten. His

2:21:082:21:17

adrenaline will be peaking at the

moment. Backside 1260. Looking good

2:21:172:21:22

from Jamie Nicholls. Just to cap

ten. Very nice.

Very smart. Score on

2:21:222:21:31

the board, that's what we've said.

We'll see a really nice 720 grab.

2:21:312:21:40

What is beautiful in a lot of these

things is is adjusting them, he is

2:21:402:21:45

changing the access to the rotation,

really confident.

1260, slight hand

2:21:452:21:53

drag for him there. Those rails up

top with the best we have seen so

2:21:532:21:58

far. 71.5 six. That is a lot lower

than I thought we were going to see.

2:21:582:22:05

So the first runs here at men's

slopestyle qualification. No

2:22:052:22:11

surprises to see Marcus Kleveland in

first.

2:22:112:22:21

first. Very little between Jamie

Nicholls and Chris Corning.

2:22:212:22:25

Interesting second run here, not

least because we would see Marcus

2:22:252:22:30

Kleveland throw down a more

adventurous run than we saw in run

2:22:302:22:33

one. Bergrem, not one of the riders

currently sat in 11th who has the

2:22:332:22:40

potential to blast into the top six

-- one of the riders.

He felt on the

2:22:402:22:45

third jump so he needs to clean up

here. Intentionally coming off the

2:22:452:22:51

rainbow rail early so he can find

the transition then get back onto

2:22:512:22:56

the rail. Lovely intensity. Packed

in the tricks there.

Nice rail

2:22:562:23:03

section so far. 180 on, 360 off.

Stopped it. He almost overcook that

2:23:032:23:10

but he stopped it, so frontside...

1080. He did so well to get around

2:23:102:23:17

there.

But it's not looking

intentional at the moment, looks

2:23:172:23:20

like he is surviving rather than...

1216 hour switching to the spot and

2:23:202:23:27

jump, 1262 cloudburst. Three and a

half rotations. He's put it down,

2:23:272:23:37

it's clean, but I don't know if it

is clean enough.

For me there was

2:23:372:23:42

just a little, not hesitation, but

he didn't look comfortable and in

2:23:422:23:45

control through the last 360.

Is

summed it up perfectly when you said

2:23:452:23:50

that run didn't look intentional. It

looked like he was just in for the

2:23:502:23:55

ride.

From the track, that

midpoint... Look at that, that's

2:23:552:24:00

cost him.

The judges want to see the

boards landing perfect, they will

2:24:002:24:04

get their protractor is out and be

able to spot the 90 degrees

2:24:042:24:08

measurement.

So another one of the

big hitters jumped up into fifth.

2:24:082:24:14

Does he remain a fifth?

Wow, that I

didn't see, that was not better than

2:24:142:24:20

Jamie Nicholls's first run.

Your

current leader, Marcus Kleveland.

2:24:202:24:27

This kid is ice cold, his

preparation for Korea has been

2:24:272:24:30

nothing short of breathtaking. He

said had earlier on, he entered four

2:24:302:24:37

contest this year, four slopestyles,

one big air, and won all three

2:24:372:24:41

slopestyles.

And how about that,

completely different rail line

2:24:412:24:45

through the top section, that big

gap, little nose but, 540 off,

2:24:452:24:52

switching to the first of these

angled jumps, speed here...

2:24:522:24:58

Alley-oop against the run of that

angle.

I quite like the fact that he

2:24:582:25:06

has fallen over.

It means his human.

LAUGHTER

2:25:062:25:13

has fallen over.

It means his human.

LAUGHTER. Absolutely ridiculous!

2:25:132:25:18

Here it is, the angle of that kick

firing him to the left and he is

2:25:182:25:22

rotating to the right. That's called

an alley-oop, you rotate against the

2:25:222:25:26

transition.

You could just tell on

the run-in that he didn't have

2:25:262:25:33

enough speed for this.

The body

formed their as is tuxes head

2:25:332:25:37

underneath into that last corkscrew

-- tuxes head in.

I don't see many

2:25:372:25:44

people upsetting 83.7 one.

2:25:442:25:53

people upsetting 83.7 one. Callas

Garcia-Knight currently in second

2:25:542:25:55

place and I think he has room for

improvement.

Does he try and improve

2:25:552:26:01

on that run, try to shoot across the

bow of Marcus Kleveland here?

He had

2:26:012:26:07

to show the news coming, put

pressure on him.

Love the switch up,

2:26:072:26:12

don't we?

We love it.

And then

through the king, you see him

2:26:122:26:19

landing in the middle of that.

It

doesn't look pretty because it is

2:26:192:26:23

not flowing but it is so technical

to keep your edges clean and get

2:26:232:26:27

them through the kinks and the

metal.

Really nice.

Really squaring

2:26:272:26:34

that off, isn't he?

Double Cork 1080

from him, put it down really nice.

2:26:342:26:42

Oh, little bit short. There is no

one else who does those like that,

2:26:422:26:49

the way he rolls over the top of it.

He grabs tail on it, doesn't he, and

2:26:492:26:55

really winds it over.

Then landing

that deep potentially cost him,

2:26:552:26:59

there he is, rolling over the top.

What will the judges say here? It is

2:26:592:27:07

irrelevant, to be honest.

He doesn't

care, he has an 80 in the bag.

2:27:072:27:15

Settled yourselves, Jamie Nicholls

currently in seventh, just outside

2:27:152:27:19

the top six qualifying spot. He

needs this run. Hamish McKnight

2:27:192:27:25

seeing him off there, head coach of

the British team.

The boy from

2:27:252:27:30

Bradford coming into this first

jump. Switch 180, 360 off, missed

2:27:302:27:37

the grab on that. Backside 270, 270

off. Making it look so easy. A

2:27:372:27:45

difficult trip, 180 on, 360 off,

into the saddle.

Muscle memory

2:27:452:27:54

starting to kick him now for Jamie

Nicholls as he comes into the

2:27:542:27:57

kickers.

Slight 1080, needs to put

this down here.

Massive.

O...

Jamie!

2:27:572:28:09

It was huge! He saw everyone else

coming up short on baton Centre,

2:28:092:28:15

didn't he?

He really did.

I will

dwell on this point here because we

2:28:152:28:20

will not get another chance having

not seen him make it. I genuinely

2:28:202:28:24

think he has been robbed here.

I

think he has as well.

Like-for-like

2:28:242:28:37

you have Bergrem in sixth place who

made a massive mistake, Jamie

2:28:372:28:42

Nicholls had one small... Grabbed

his hands. I don't think the two

2:28:422:28:49

matchup, I really don't.

Absolutely

massive. Should have landed there,

2:28:492:28:57

and he still gone. So Jamie's

Olympic slopestyle done and dusted.

2:28:572:29:06

Lletget confirmation of the result.

Top six will qualify directly for

2:29:072:29:11

the finals. -- Lletget confirmation.

2:29:112:29:19

Painfully close for Jamie Nicholls

and Chris Corning.

2:29:232:29:27

STUDIO: Sadly no

2:29:292:29:30

STUDIO: Sadly no place in the final

four Billy Morgan. Once again,

2:29:302:29:34

arguably his biggest chance will

come in the new event, big air, two

2:29:342:29:38

weeks today on day 15 but let's get

into the second heat, a big moment

2:29:382:29:43

for both Jamie and Rowan Coultas.

2:29:432:29:55

Is one of the most experienced

Norwegian riders, in his third

2:30:002:30:04

Olympics, the defending silver

medallist, riding the pipe in

2:30:042:30:10

Vancouver and then he did slopestyle

and got the Silver Medal in Sochi.

2:30:102:30:14

Yeah.

One of the most stylish and

consistent and measured riders,

2:30:142:30:19

beautiful to watch. That lovely lip

slide and he came off the rail early

2:30:192:30:26

which people have been thinking is a

mistake. How easy is that? That

2:30:262:30:32

flow, very similar to Marcus

Cleveland.

Yes, the switch is worth

2:30:322:30:35

noting. That's 270 gap. We have been

told that the saddle isn't scoring

2:30:352:30:48

as high, it is a setup for these

jumps and that's a perfect front

2:30:482:30:52

side 1080.

2:30:522:30:59

side 1080. Backside 1260, was it?

The control to slow that down.

2:30:592:31:02

Absolutely beautiful. I think we

might have seen the highest score of

2:31:022:31:08

the day.

The posy struck when he

landed made it that like he was

2:31:082:31:14

modelling for a catalogue shoot.

Phenomenal control. This is the

2:31:142:31:28

best of Staale Sandbech we are

seeing. We wondered if Chris Corning

2:31:302:31:33

suffered by going first in the last

round. The most interesting man in

2:31:332:31:39

preparation here, two career ending

injury is that he has come back from

2:31:392:31:43

and here he is at the Olympic final.

For him, relatively safe through the

2:31:432:31:48

rail section, that back 270, and a

big gap to the down bar.

He landed

2:31:482:31:56

it beautifully, absolutely square

between his bindings.

Switch

2:31:562:32:01

backside, 1260. He make it look like

1080.

It snaps on the landing,

2:32:012:32:08

didn't it?

Front side into the cork,

going up side down.

The triple.

2:32:082:32:19

Boom, the backside triple cork, he

absolutely nailed it.

He's the most

2:32:192:32:26

determined and focused competitor

you will ever see. Look at the

2:32:262:32:31

landing, the triple cork backside

1440. A knowing smile there from

2:32:312:32:38

Mark McMorris. Next we have Seppi

Smits, the Belgian, 26-year-old,

2:32:382:32:46

goofy footed. Learning in the snow

dome and perfecting his riding at

2:32:462:32:55

the park. Lovely style, very

languid.

Switch backside 270 gap on

2:32:552:33:04

the top rail. Switch backside. No

messing around.

2:33:042:33:16

messing around. Frontside 540,

setting up now for the switch into

2:33:162:33:19

the first of the three jumps. Switch

backside 1080. One of the first men

2:33:192:33:25

to put all of those 1080s in four

directions. 1260, well held. Now,

2:33:252:33:32

the jump.

2:33:322:33:38

the jump. Backside 1260, to finish.

Fascinating to see what he gets the

2:33:382:33:41

score. I had a chat after the first

heat with the judges to qualify --

2:33:412:33:50

to find out what they are looking

for. The right-hand side of the

2:33:502:33:55

rails, where Chris Corning and Jamie

Nicholls went, is the easy side.

2:33:552:34:00

Seppi Smits going down the middle.

78.36. This kid is the real deal,

2:34:002:34:11

Redmond Gerard from Colorado. Born

in Cleveland, Ohio, one of seven

2:34:112:34:16

kids, he's the sixth. They moved to

Denver and he's grown up

2:34:162:34:20

snowboarding. Going with a very

similar line to Jamie Nicholls.

Oh,

2:34:202:34:28

nice, the first person we've seen up

and over the goalpost.

50-50,

2:34:282:34:32

broadside through the double kink.

So hard to stay on the rails there.

2:34:322:34:38

The melon grab.

He needs to pick up

the speed, he really does. He is

2:34:382:34:45

slight and he might struggle with

speed on the jumps.

Yes, it's purely

2:34:452:34:49

a case of inertia for Red.

Yeah. I

think it's 900 there. Well held.

2:34:492:34:59

Because your trajectory coming into

the landing, you are dropping much

2:34:592:35:02

faster. Triple cork 1440! How did he

get it around?

There was no room, I

2:35:022:35:10

thought he'd land on his head! Let's

see how close his head is on the

2:35:102:35:15

second one. He landed with his legs

bent, his head between his legs.

2:35:152:35:23

82.55, interesting that the judges

normally like seeing a bit more

2:35:232:35:26

amplitude and space on the big

tricks. The world's best Biggar

2:35:262:35:32

rider, he's been focusing on that

for a while and he hasn't been

2:35:322:35:35

beaten by any of the big guns in a

year. -- best Biggar rider. His

2:35:352:35:41

slopestyle has suffered as a result.

The weakest part of his game,

2:35:412:35:46

interesting to see how he fares.

It

really will come on the first rail

2:35:462:35:51

he missed half of this section.

Backside 270, the kink rail, this is

2:35:512:35:59

similar to Jamie Nicholls. Backside

rodeo knows grab.

We saw the full

2:35:592:36:07

extent of his wingspan.

Big double

cork 1260. Second jump. Frontside

2:36:072:36:16

1080. Now into the jump, what can he

do?

Winding up hard. Triple cork

2:36:162:36:25

1440, nearly putting it to the

knuckle. And how he held on.

Wow.

A

2:36:252:36:31

few people winding up into the big

spins have struggled to find the

2:36:312:36:35

distance. It's like the pop you need

for the 1440 is taking away from the

2:36:352:36:40

distance. 83.45, that's enough for

second place from Max Parrot.

2:36:402:36:50

Coultas will be looking to enjoy his

first Olympics.

No pressure on the

2:36:522:36:57

young man.

Nobody's got... He's got

a love of speed and style, Rowan.

2:36:572:37:04

He's here on merit -- he's got a lot

of speed.

We saw in his first league

2:37:042:37:11

contest, he went out and enjoyed

himself. The samurai sword grab he

2:37:112:37:17

has on his 1260 melon, a thing of

beauty.

Taking a very funky line in,

2:37:172:37:23

he'll lose a lot of speed. Yeah.

Corr!

A weird line into that jump

2:37:232:37:32

and he had to cut very hard to get

it off. He'll be relying on his

2:37:322:37:37

second run. I think that will have

done his nerves good.

Back to back

2:37:372:37:42

at the Brits. So, Billy Morgan. No

longer sporting that incredible

2:37:422:37:48

moustache you see on his profile

picture. Coming straight down the

2:37:482:37:50

middle. 270 on, 270 off.

Backside

270. A huge gap. Look at the style.

2:37:502:38:04

Cheeky little Millet flip over the

A-frame. Backside rodeo. Billy cited

2:38:042:38:13

that speed was an issue into the

jumps. What has he got? Triple cork.

2:38:132:38:19

Ooh, well held, just.

Oh, and he

knew, didn't he? Didn't have enough

2:38:192:38:26

speed. Most of the time... He's

warming up. Sending the triple is

2:38:262:38:34

very deep there.

He made that look

so easy, the triple. It is tucked

2:38:342:38:41

and cook from Billy on this one. He

has to commit here. Opening up a bit

2:38:412:38:46

early. Sixth place with a straight

air and a mistake on the first jump.

2:38:462:38:53

The two Canadians out in France,

Mark McMorris and Max Parrot. -- out

2:38:532:38:59

in front. Mark McMorris, first-place

qualifier at the moment. The most

2:38:592:39:09

dominant rider of the last eight

years, in slopestyle. He is the

2:39:092:39:14

consummate rider, isn't he?

Yeah,

every time he lands, you know?

2:39:142:39:22

That's why he's in first place right

now. 270. Backside 360, locking in

2:39:222:39:31

the Grange.

Landing forward slide

you've got a foot each way -- in the

2:39:312:39:40

grind. 50-50. My goodness.

Backside

1260, so perfect.

The landing was

2:39:402:39:47

like laying your head down on a

pillow. Look how easy the landings

2:39:472:39:51

are.

The triple, yes, easy!

The

ground came up to meet him, he

2:39:512:39:59

didn't have to do a thing, he just

waited for the Earth to rise with

2:39:592:40:02

his feet.

Ending in Sochi in 2014

with a broken rib and he still made

2:40:022:40:08

it into the bronze medal position.

He's coming here for gold, make no

2:40:082:40:12

mistake. 86.83, the highest score

we've seen today and no surprise.

2:40:122:40:20

Redmond Gerard is the first really

consistent American slopestyle

2:40:202:40:23

rider.

2:40:232:40:28

rider.

This is the best bit of his

run.

2:40:302:40:36

run.

Beautiful frontside air,

catching the transition. So

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difficult, he wouldn't have been

able to see the landing.

He's coming

2:40:402:40:42

over blind.

Completely blind. Oh,

hello!

That was lovely. It wasn't

2:40:422:40:49

clean last time, it's brilliant

seeing that. Polished.

2:40:492:40:57

seeing that. Polished.

Massive, well

held. Going very wide, and now the

2:40:572:41:01

big double crippler that he does.

Way better.

Yeah, much cleaner.

He

2:41:012:41:11

knew it.

Such a shame.

Disappointment for Redmond Gerard.

2:41:112:41:18

We talked about it, his weight. He

doesn't have the mass to drive him

2:41:182:41:22

over the kickers. Max Parrot,

currently in second place. A man who

2:41:222:41:34

is known as a big air rider.

Struggling on the rails. We thought

2:41:342:41:39

he would struggle on the enormous

rail setup but he's proving them

2:41:392:41:45

wrong.

That's so hard.

Lipsyte 's

270 and the risk of catching the

2:41:452:41:51

tail of your snowboard with it.

He

wants to qualify first.

Really?

He

2:41:512:41:56

differently wants to.

He has a lot

of work to do to overhaul Mark

2:41:562:42:01

McMorris.

Backside rodeo knows grab,

I really like that trick. A really

2:42:012:42:09

weird line.

He can go for the front

triple.

Yeah I've been thinking

2:42:092:42:13

that. He's going to go big here,

isn't he. Something big here.

2:42:132:42:21

Backside triple. Playing it safe.

Playing it safe!

When you're talking

2:42:212:42:30

about Max Parrot, with the cap 1800

on his back, yes, he's playing it

2:42:302:42:37

safe. All wrong. They of .3 -- 87

point three. Roland Coultas.

Come

2:42:372:42:50

on, Rowan.

All the elements are

there.

A beautiful run.

That's nice.

2:42:502:43:04

Fast 270.

2:43:042:43:10

Fast 270. The gap board slide 270,

perhaps coming off a bit early. This

2:43:102:43:18

is where it went wrong last time.

Oh, no, he has gone again.

It wasn't

2:43:182:43:24

right for him, whatever was up with

the binding is putting him off

2:43:242:43:28

because the rails weren't as clean

as he wanted them either.

2:43:282:43:31

Disappointing for Coultas. Limps in.

Billy Morgan.

That picture!

2:43:312:43:38

Fantastic moustache. Billy had the

ingredients in the first run. He

2:43:382:43:45

made it to the finals, is is a

question of putting it to the final.

2:43:452:43:51

Very clean, nice and fast through

the top section.

He got onto the

2:43:512:43:58

double kink very nicely there. He

made sure he had plenty of the rail

2:43:582:44:05

and he just his Speedwell.

2:44:052:44:12

and he just his Speedwell.

He had to

open up, he knew he wasn't going to

2:44:122:44:14

get it around. Such are his keen

senses there, he knew.

Oh, Billy!

2:44:142:44:23

And the disappointment tells.

Yeah,

a shameful Billy Morgan.

I love that

2:44:232:44:31

grab.

Really nice double ground. He

had the spatial awareness to open up

2:44:312:44:35

on the triple. If he had committed

it could be a different scene.

2:44:352:44:41

Confirmation of the result in

qualification heats two.

2:44:412:44:50

into the second heat, a big moment

for both Jamie and Rowan Coultas.

2:44:542:44:57

Do you feel your first score should

have gone higher than what it did?

I

2:44:572:45:02

was gutted, I was genuinely gutted.

I felt I was clean through the

2:45:022:45:08

rails, I was doing something

different from everyone else on the

2:45:082:45:11

house thing in the third section,

and 71, I wasn't happy with.

We

2:45:112:45:17

wondered why it was that little bit

lower.

I don't understand, but

2:45:172:45:21

that's how it goes sometimes in

competitions, just today obviously

2:45:212:45:25

wasn't my day. I am happy anyway,

it's just how it goes in

2:45:252:45:29

competitions, I'm just glad I'm in

one piece.

Not exactly according to

2:45:292:45:34

plan.

First round I thought I was

coming into fast and then I scrub

2:45:342:45:39

too much on the second round I

didn't do it hard enough.

Nice to

2:45:392:45:43

have written an Olympic course?

Amazing to be here and write the

2:45:432:45:48

actual course but still bummed.

Billy Morgan, you put that first run

2:45:482:45:52

down almost down the straight out

through the middle but that put you

2:45:522:45:57

in sixth, what about make you feel

into the second run?

I was so close

2:45:572:46:01

on that one, had I landed that

instead of the small scrub I

2:46:012:46:05

probably would have got through and

I felt that was what I was

2:46:052:46:08

struggling with, getting that close

was a pain.

Was the speed problem

2:46:082:46:12

the whole day?

Basically if there

was a headwind I knew I would be

2:46:122:46:17

slow going into that jump and on the

second rail with the gap down I felt

2:46:172:46:22

headwind there and I was like, oh

no, and all I could think about was

2:46:222:46:25

the rest so when I came out I pinned

it as hard as I could but I was too

2:46:252:46:31

slow, then again, I did a double, I

might as well crack on, but again,

2:46:312:46:38

headwind, there it is.

STUDIO:

Disappointment for the British trio,

2:46:382:46:42

no British involvement in that

final. It is the Canadians in pole

2:46:422:46:46

position, Parrot and McMorris, AKA a

crib, he has broken his ribs so

2:46:462:46:51

often that's what they call him. --

Mack rib. That begins 1am UK time.

2:46:512:46:59

Jim Jones asking the question --

Jenny Jones, she of the bronze medal

2:46:592:47:06

four years ago. Ice hockey hits the

headline whenever there is the

2:47:062:47:10

latest grudge match between the

Canadian women and American women

2:47:102:47:12

usually in the final but this time

it is a unified Korean team making a

2:47:122:47:17

lot of headlines and taking an awful

lot of attention, and there was a

2:47:172:47:22

hugely significant morning this

morning for the whole Korean

2:47:222:47:25

peninsula, technically a war of

course, these two countries since

2:47:252:47:29

the 1950s because they unified team

took to the ice, and here they come

2:47:292:47:34

to face the appropriately and

famously neutral Swiss. The Korean

2:47:342:47:38

women have played one warm up game

against the Swedes but this was a

2:47:382:47:42

real today, and a massive moment not

just for geopolitics but members of

2:47:422:47:46

that team.

2:47:462:47:53

COMMENTATOR: Chance to skate into a

bit of space as well.

Switzerland

2:47:552:48:01

able to snuff it out. And the way we

go. They will be a chance. Shot on

2:48:012:48:07

goal, and the opener of the

tournament comes for Moller, as

2:48:072:48:12

shorthand, a snapshot with just too

much power. Their ends. Brilliant.

2:48:122:48:22

Miller gets a second. Cruise

control.

2:48:222:48:32

Nice pass, this is beautiful, from

the Swiss, N, a hat-trick in her

2:48:322:48:43

first match, and that is a great

beauty. Here is Muller. Nice little

2:48:432:48:50

interception that goes on the board.

Throws this one back out in front,

2:48:502:48:54

comes down to Muller, everything

according to her right now. STUDIO:

2:48:542:49:00

Has another chance and scores. Sinn

could do nothing about it. Four

2:49:002:49:05

goals and an 4-0 lead.

Korea needs

to get a few more shots out of

2:49:052:49:14

Switzerland.

Another chance and

another goal, what a feed that was.

2:49:142:49:25

High fives all around. A 5-star

performance through just 22 minutes.

2:49:252:49:33

Now it is 5-0 you do get the sense

that Switzerland have put their foot

2:49:332:49:38

off the gas, maybe with the

exception of fee be Stanz always

2:49:382:49:47

moving her feet.

Stanz scores, but

is six, Stanz scratching around all

2:49:472:49:53

over the place looking for

something.

2:49:532:49:59

something. So a five on four

advantage for the Swiss, as the shot

2:49:592:50:02

comes in, I don't know of that

deflated in front but it was on

2:50:022:50:11

point from Stalder, a rocket inside

the blue line and that is number

2:50:112:50:15

seven. The power play to -- took

moments and Stalder enjoying it.

2:50:152:50:24

Here is Muller. Great pass, Stalder

on goal looking for a second,

2:50:242:50:30

Stalder... Verities. Eighth of the

game. Muller from scorer to

2:50:302:50:38

provider, Switzerland 8-0.

It is

those little things that make

2:50:382:50:42

terrific hockey players, watch

Muller, slight hesitation before she

2:50:422:50:46

passes it, opens up a lane for

Stalder cougars had to the net. A

2:50:462:50:51

terrific power move, backhand to

forehands, past the outstretched

2:50:512:50:56

Shin.

Opening game for the hosts is

over, it ends in defeat, a heavy one

2:50:562:51:01

at that, to a very exciting Swiss

side. What a day for Korea, what a

2:51:012:51:10

day for Switzerland, and the Swiss

looked like they could be one of the

2:51:102:51:14

teams to watch as this tournament

goes on.

2:51:142:51:19

STUDIO: And

2:51:192:51:20

STUDIO: And after all the big

build-up, a walloping for the Korean

2:51:202:51:24

team, but they have other chances

because these are the standings in

2:51:242:51:28

group B. Interesting that at the

women's ice hockey there are two

2:51:282:51:33

groups, group a features the top

four seeds who will all progress in

2:51:332:51:37

the competition but here in group B

it is scrapped because only the top

2:51:372:51:41

two will make it through the

quarterfinals, and for Switzerland

2:51:412:51:44

who took the bronze in Sochi,

incidentally, Muller was only 15

2:51:442:51:50

when she scored their winner to take

the bronze, and she is back older

2:51:502:51:54

and wiser with four goals to her

credit in that match. Now, wind

2:51:542:52:02

affected the ski jumping, as you

might have seen earlier, in fact the

2:52:022:52:05

affected the ski jumping, as you

might have seen earlier, in fact the

2:52:052:52:06

men's normal hill went from day one

in today two, and it was all very,

2:52:062:52:11

very cold as well, with a terrible

wind chill factor, and it was

2:52:112:52:15

slightly comical at times, however,

no one is smiling about the

2:52:152:52:20

prospects for one of the main

marquee events here in the Winter

2:52:202:52:22

Olympics because it is the men's

downhill, scheduled to go ahead at

2:52:222:52:27

2am in Great Britain, however, wind

conditions forecast to be pretty

2:52:272:52:34

difficult. No matter what they face

on the jumps on course, we can give

2:52:342:52:37

you a picture of the course. Graham

Bell used to give them a run for his

2:52:372:52:41

money when he was in his pomp,

five-time downhill of course, and

2:52:412:52:46

this time he is tackling with no

poles camera.

2:52:462:52:51

Let's go and have a look at this

men's Olympic downhill. The

2:52:512:52:56

beautiful view from the top, but

this is what the racers have to

2:52:562:53:00

focus on. It starts pretty much

straightaway because you come around

2:53:002:53:07

this right footed turn and dived

down onto this

2:53:072:53:14

down onto this pumping... Really

important to carry the speed over

2:53:142:53:19

the rollers. You have to really let

it fly there, punching the first

2:53:192:53:23

one, this is the jump, over it and

want of a roller-coaster section.

2:53:232:53:31

Safe as part of the course here,

tunnels underneath the track, then

2:53:312:53:36

you have to absorb the rollers.

Coming up to the second jump now,

2:53:362:53:43

Dragon Claw, straight up of their

and heading down towards the Forest

2:53:432:53:48

road. This turn here is crucial, and

it brings you from the steep onto

2:53:482:53:57

the flat. It's the third jump, over

it, heading towards the Blue Dragon

2:53:572:54:12

Valley. Really important to keep the

speed going as you go into this

2:54:122:54:17

almost like a half pipe section on

the course, just rolling from edge

2:54:172:54:23

to edge, coming out of the Blue

Dragon Valley over the little

2:54:232:54:29

roller... Heading towards the Magic

Tree, verities to the left of the

2:54:292:54:36

course, inside to the finish, onto

this little fall away section,

2:54:362:54:42

carrying speed through the last

turn, heading towards the last jump,

2:54:422:54:50

over it, big flight, and across the

line.

2:54:502:54:58

over it, big flight, and across the

line. Well, the course conditions

2:54:582:55:02

are absolutely perfect. These

freezing temperatures have made it

2:55:022:55:06

absolutely excellent for making

snow. It's fast, it's grippy, and

2:55:062:55:10

it's going to be a great race.

You never lose it, do you?

2:55:102:55:16

Congratulations. When I did ski

Sunday my heart was in my mouth

2:55:162:55:19

whenever he did his little course

run but he always gets down OK. From

2:55:192:55:25

the top of the mountains where there

is a fair bit of wind as I told you,

2:55:252:55:29

still no word on whether the men's

downhill will go ahead, it's

2:55:292:55:32

scheduled for 2am, but the latest

weather reports we have, wind

2:55:322:55:37

predicted to strength of 72 per

hour, -- kilometres per hour, which

2:55:372:55:44

means the gondola which takes into

the top of the mountain will not be

2:55:442:55:47

working so heart in mouth time as to

whether one of the great Winter

2:55:472:55:50

Olympics events will have to be

postponed or whether it will be

2:55:502:55:52

worth setting your alarms for 1:50am

to get up and watch it. Don't blame

2:55:522:55:57

us if you have a very short sleep!

But no weather affected events

2:55:572:56:03

inside the short track arena, and I

have been joined by two free time

2:56:032:56:09

Olympians, Sarah Lindsay, John Ely,

who carried the flag

2:56:092:56:16

who carried the flag for the Britain

team in the opening ceremony in

2:56:192:56:21

Sochi, and Sarah, three Olympic

Games going all the way back to,

2:56:212:56:23

whisper it, Salt Lake City! A long

time ago, 16 years of age.

You did

2:56:232:56:27

my first interview.

We were both

much younger but still very

2:56:272:56:30

enthusiastic! Tell me, how much,

watching events, makes you long to

2:56:302:56:35

get the skates back on. Don't give

anything away but I bet you are

2:56:352:56:40

itching to get back out on the ice?

Definitely, seeing the ice out there

2:56:402:56:45

and the skaters smiling, it was

great.

We shall see. I know you were

2:56:452:56:53

on tenterhooks about your former

team-mate Elise Christie who came

2:56:532:56:56

into these Olympics are three-time

world champion, but after a

2:56:562:57:01

nightmarish games four years ago

could she finally deliver? The

2:57:012:57:05

answers would start to come in the

heats of the 500 metres where Elise

2:57:052:57:09

and her team-mates Gilmartin and

Thompson were about to compete.

2:57:092:57:18

COMMENTATOR: This is the women's 500

metres, Elise Christie of Great

2:57:182:57:23

Britain in heat number four, and

that this Kathryn Thomson of Great

2:57:232:57:27

Britain in heat number two.

2:57:272:57:33

Britain in heat number two. Fontana,

a major threat in this 500 metres

2:57:352:57:38

competition going straight to the

front, assuming control, four and a

2:57:382:57:42

half laps, but Mack to go now. A bit

of a gap back to Thompson.

2:57:422:57:53

of a gap back to Thompson. The Dutch

skater almost disappearing

2:57:552:57:58

underneath the barriers. Fontana

staying out of trouble, second place

2:57:582:58:03

is the Hungarian, Antonsson has gone

as well, nobody around, and these

2:58:032:58:09

two only need to stay upright as

they take the bell because they are

2:58:092:58:12

the only two still skating around

the track, and it is Fontana and

2:58:122:58:25

also Keszler of hungry her go

through.

Two skaters have gone down,

2:58:252:58:30

discussions about the eyes. No

argy-bargy, is it the ice? Thompson

2:58:302:58:37

just goes down, absolutely no reason

whatsoever.

Straightforward for

2:58:372:58:43

those two, then, sliding home with a

group to spare, Fontana of Italy and

2:58:432:58:48

Keszler of Hungary. The triple world

champion from 2017, Elise Christie

2:58:482:58:55

of Great Britain has a tough field

here,

2:58:552:59:05

here, Pierron of France, Qu of

China, Shim of Korea. Important for

2:59:052:59:23

Elise Christie to make a clean start

for her Olympic campaign. Christie

2:59:232:59:29

goes to the front and that is where

she will intend to stay to stay out

2:59:292:59:35

of any trouble. Elise Christie

leading and Qu of China in second

2:59:352:59:39

place, Shim of Korea, third at the

moment, two and a half laps to go,

2:59:392:59:46

Christie out of the gate quickly,

staying out of trouble at the

2:59:462:59:49

moment, she has Qu right behind her,

Shim of Korea will have to try to

2:59:492:59:56

challenge here, they are going to

take the bell and Christie still

2:59:563:00:01

leads, Qu in second place and there

will be a battle with Shim of Korea

3:00:013:00:05

trying to go around the outside, top

skating from Elise Christie safely

3:00:053:00:10

through to the quarterfinals,

Christie winning it, Qu in second

3:00:103:00:15

and Shim of Korea, the local skater,

out of it in third.

3:00:153:00:23

She has the fastest time to date,

42.89. If nobody goes any faster in

3:00:233:00:31

the quarterfinals she will gain

number one start position. That will

3:00:313:00:37

help her. She's done everything she

can.

She's stayed out of trouble and

3:00:373:00:43

won in a

3:00:433:00:48

won in a fast time. It is a new

Olympic record for Elise Christie,

3:00:503:00:58

42.872. The European 500 metre

bronze medallist last year is out

3:00:583:01:05

there now.

3:01:053:01:15

Joint from Korea, the world champion

when she was 16 -- joy.

3:01:173:01:27

when she was 16 -- joy. Jaszapati

making a good start. Gilmartin

3:01:303:01:34

trying to hold onto second place.

The Russian athlete Malagich has a

3:01:343:01:43

lot to do. Gilmartin is trying to

close the gap. Sensing that Choi is

3:01:433:01:50

an hurt shoulder. Great racing from

Choi. Gilmartin, all three of them

3:01:503:01:58

are out now, chasing behind

Minjeong, it is a case of who can

3:01:583:02:05

get up and back in the race the

quickest. Gilmartin has clearly been

3:02:053:02:10

injured in the crash, she's

struggling to get going. And the

3:02:103:02:15

winner was clearly Minjeong of

Korea. She's the only one who

3:02:153:02:21

avoided falling but it's bad news

for Charlotte Gilmartin of Great

3:02:213:02:25

Britain who appears to have hurt her

right hip, her right side as she

3:02:253:02:31

slowly skates around slowly and

forlornly, as we look at Jaszapati

3:02:313:02:37

from Hungary. The judges will have

another look at it here.

Trying to

3:02:373:02:44

squeeze on the inside, Malagich,

pushing Charlotte with her. The

3:02:443:02:50

Hungarian is off-balance and all

three of them go down.

Interesting

3:02:503:02:54

to see what happens here because it

appears from this angle of the

3:02:543:02:57

camera that Malagich was the

culprit. And I think she knows it

3:02:573:03:03

because she's walked straight off

the ice. It looks like Jaszapati

3:03:033:03:06

caused the problem. Jaszapati almost

looks like she fell without any

3:03:063:03:10

contact. And it's a penalty.

Gilmartin is given the penalty. She

3:03:103:03:18

is disqualified, the British skater,

disqualified. Minjeong goes through.

3:03:183:03:28

Jaszapati as well. Your thoughts?

Charlotte is the one who came from

3:03:283:03:33

the outside to the inside. But

disappointing for Charlotte. And

3:03:333:03:39

again, Minjeong has skated a new

Olympic record in this heat.

3:03:393:03:47

Minjeong and Christie have been

superbly impressive. They are the

3:03:473:03:52

fastest two in the first round of

the ladies 500 metres.

3:03:523:03:55

fastest two in the first round of

the ladies 500 metres. It was an

3:03:553:03:57

Olympic record from Elise for about

half an hour. You two are the

3:03:573:04:05

sprinters, the 500 metres was your

favourite but this is Elise's least

3:04:053:04:09

favourite, the only one where she

isn't a champion but a fantastic

3:04:093:04:12

art.

Great start, she's flying from

the start which she has been

3:04:123:04:17

art.

Great start, she's flying from

the start which she has been

3:04:173:04:18

practising. She says that the 500

metres is her favourite but the

3:04:183:04:22

start, if you aren't a natural, can

hold you back but she is flying and

3:04:223:04:26

I don't think she's at full

throttle.

How much still to come in

3:04:263:04:30

that case, Jon?

Although she's still

not the champion she is the record

3:04:303:04:36

holder so there is some more to

come. I think when there are more

3:04:363:04:39

people around her and it is closer

racing as the competition goes on

3:04:393:04:44

you will see the real Elise coming

out. Today was laying a marker.

It

3:04:443:04:49

is flat speed, out and out

adrenaline charged speeding. The way

3:04:493:04:53

that she races, from the front, what

gives her the advantage in terms of

3:04:533:05:00

the start?

I think once you've made

it to the front, she has the fastest

3:05:003:05:05

top speed. So you

3:05:053:05:08

it to the front, she has the fastest

top speed. So you know, there aren't

3:05:083:05:09

many people who have any hope of

thinking about passing her soap as

3:05:093:05:12

long as she gets in front, she's

safe.

How key is her reputation in

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Korea now and on the World Cup

circuit? She's a triple world

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champion but reputations tend to

proceed people. How revered is she

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amongst the Korean crowd because

quarter years ago it was a different

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story.

I think she is revered,

coming here with the world title,

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it's like she's going to have a

target on her. It is one thing to

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face up to. When the racing gets

tight, they will be thinking, it is

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Elise, follow her rather than

attacking her. Almost letting her

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win the gold, hopefully, and try and

get silver. She has competition in

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Minjeong who beat her to the time

today. Looking forward to them going

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head-to-head.

Absolutely,

quarterfinals and semifinals and

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final from ten o'clock on Tuesday.

Charlotte Gilmartin didn't make it,

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we were discussing the correct way

to fall and one of the worst ways is

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when you are in the colliding area

with somebody else. Difficult to

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keep your arms and legs together.

The biggest danger is when more

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keep your arms and legs together.

The biggest danger is when more than

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one person goes into the barrier

together. You do practice falling

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and keeping your arms and legs in,

so you take the body impact against

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the barrier but when two or three

people are going at once, it's

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difficult to stay safe. I think

Charlotte is OK. You never know, it

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takes a bit of time, with the

adrenaline and the nerves, you might

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get up and gate off.

Hopefully she's

feeling OK.

How

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get up and gate off.

Hopefully she's

feeling OK.

How controversial was

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the disqualification? I think from

us being British bands, we wanted

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Charlotte to do well, we can see

that we wanted it to go in her

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favour but like she said in her

interview, it is a 50-50 call. I

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think where she struggled, she let

the Russian girl come alongside her

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out of the corner before and then

she opened the door and then she has

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to come back across her and it's in

the referee's hands.

Elise going for

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gold on Tuesday. There was one gold

medal today, in the men's 1500

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metres. Farrell Treacy was the

British racer involved in that one,

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the 22-year-old was in his first

Games and there was a

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disqualification for him as well.

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Games and there was a

disqualification for him as well.

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Can you analyse this one.

I think it

would be great for him to have gone

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out and put in a good performance

but it hasn't happened to him

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although he has the 1000 metres to

go. Almost shaky legs going out, in

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his first cap next Games.

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go. Almost shaky legs going out, in

his first cap next Games. The first

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rays of the competition, so waiting

to go out, the crowd building up, I

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don't know what would have gone

through his mind but it would have

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been sweaty palms and jelly legs.

For him to have a fall is

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disappointing but he's strong, he'll

come back and he has a great team.

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It is a real School of Hard Knocks,

your sport!

You have to be rebuffed.

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One of the most robust of the lot,

the man from Canada, the defending

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champion in the 1500 metres and he

is the old man of the sport now.

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There are some teenagers on his tail

now.

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The men's final for the 1500 metres.

For the first time, there are nine

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skaters but what a line-up.

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skaters but what a line-up. Hamelin,

looking to become the oldest ever

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Olympic short track medallist at the

age of 33. His compatriot from

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Canada is in front, Girard.

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Canada is in front, Girard. Knegt of

the Netherlands in fourth place.

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the Netherlands in fourth place. Lim

behind him.

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Hamelin is tucked in second place

behind his team-mate. He lives to

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lead this kind of race. Not

especially fast, a lab time of 9.7.

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The Canadians, one and two.

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Elistratov has been encrypted but

now the Koreans are making their

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move. Going around the outside now,

leading the Olympic final with half

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a dozen laps to go, Hwang. Nine

skaters in the final. Knegt moving

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around the outside with five laps to

go.

What a race this is going to be,

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faster and faster. Knegt is in the

box seat. Being followed down the

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straight by Lim Hyojun. Elistratov

is back in fifth now.

Three lacks to

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go, Knegt in front, the world this

distance.

One of the Koreans has

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gone. Still leading out front, Lim

Hyojun from Knegt. Elistratov is in

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third. They have one more lap to go.

Korea leading the way. Towards the

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line, Lim Hyojun comes towards the

finish and takes it from Knegt, who

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gets the Silver Medal.

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gets the Silver Medal. Elistratov

from Russia taking the bronze and

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the hosts have struck gold in the

Ice Arena. Knegt reflecting on what

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might have been.

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might have been. Gold for Lim Hyojun

of South Korea.

You can see Knegt on

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the outside, the Korean making a

mistake taking the Frenchman down

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with him. The blue riband event, the

1500 metres. It confirms that Lim

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Hyojun in an Olympic record time is

the winner.

Knegt of the Netherlands

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has silver to add to the bronze 3-1

in Sochi four years ago. And

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Elistratov the former champion,

winning the bronze medal. Charles

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Hamelin, the Olympic champion from

four years ago, disqualified. It is

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Korea's first gold

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four years ago, disqualified. It is

Korea's first gold medal of the

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games. That's going to make things

interesting, you skated in Korea.

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How obsessed is the nation about

short track, Jon?

They are obsessed,

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I went for the Junior World

Championships and it was crazy, the

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crowd are very knowledgeable and

they get behind their athletes. That

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will set them up for the whole cap

next Games.

Does it put pressure on

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you or does it make you raise your

game?

It is nice for the home nation

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to win a gold medal and it is a gym

in this environment in the ice rink.

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Are you positive about Elise? Wu

definitely. Let's look at the medal

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table, which in fact

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definitely. Let's look at the medal

table, which in fact went into Day

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two. The Netherlands are at the top,

having enjoyed a rather lovely day.

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Second place behind Germany, getting

two or medals, which came in the

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normal ski jumping, nothing normal

about 90 metres! Germany in pole

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position. There is a pocket sized

version of the best and worst and

3:13:203:13:25

most bizarre bits at 7pm and then

you have Radzi on BBC Four. And set

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your alarm clocks, 2am, the men's

downhill if it

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your alarm clocks, 2am, the men's

downhill if it is on. See you later!

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Charlotte Kalla becoming the

skiathlon Winter Olympics champion.

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And the hosts have struck gold!

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And the hosts have struck gold! This

is great

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Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present the latest from day one of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the first medals of the 2018 games were decided in cross-country skiing and short track speed skating. There is also a chance to catch up on other events from the day's packed schedule.